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John Brian (Brian) Alford
Assistant Professor
Fishery conservation and management

David M. Butler
Associate Professor
Organic agriculture and agroecology

Heather Marie Kelly
Assistant Professor
Plant Pathologist

Brent Lamons
Director, Advising



UT Institute of Agriculture Celebrates Ag Day before Tennessee-Florida Football Game, 9/14/2018

UTIA Research Presence Expands in Belize, 7/5/2018

Development of Novel DNA-Based Methods for Detection of Bt Resistant Fall Armyworms, 5/31/2018

Promotion and Tenure 2017, 10/16/2017

Promotion and Tenure 2016, 9/29/2016

New Head for Department of Entomology & Plant Pathology, 9/15/2016

New Ventures | Creative Agricultural Technologies, LLC, 2/25/2016

Down to the Short Rows, 11/17/2015


Recent Publications

Incubation temperatures and intestinal length, are they telling us something about sea turtle hatchling survival?.  Miller, D. L., J. McKeever, A. Reeves, A. Lolava, and J. Wyneken.  2020.  9th World Congress of Herpetology, Dunedine, New Zealand. [Abstract]

Anaerobic soil disinfestation: Manipulating the Florida soil microbiome.  Hong, J. C., N. Kokalis-Burelle, T. G. McCollum, F. Di Gioia, D. M. Butler, and E. N. Rosskopf.  2019.  Phytopathology, 109:19.

Validating Responses to a Food Safety Survey with Observations of Food Preparation Behaviors Among Limited Resource Populations.  Moore, Carla J., C. L. Sweet, and K. L. Franck.  2019.  Food Protection Trends, Vol 39, No. 6, p. 449–460. [Abstract]

Effects of Incubation Temperature on Intestinal Length in Loggerhead Sea Turtle (Caretta caretta) Hatchlings from Boca Raton, Florida.  Reeves, A., J. McKeever, A. Lolava, J. Wyneken, and D. L. Miller.  2019.  The 2019 Wildlife Disease Association International Conference, Tahoe City, CA, August 4-9, 2019. [Abstract]

Population analysis of Erysiphe pulchra, pathogen of Cornus florida.  Boggess, S., C. Wyman, D. Hadziabdic Guerry, T. Rinehart, A. S. Windham, P. Wadl, and R. N. Trigiano.  2018.  The American Society for Horticultural Science Annual Conference.

Frog virus-3 outbreak investigation in Florida box turtles.  Fenton, H., H. Barron, M. Yabsley, S. Hernandez, W. Kistler, J. Ballard, M. Cunningham, D. L. Miller, and M. Forzan.  2018.  67th Annual International Conference of the Wildlife Disease Association, St Augustine, Florida, USA.

Development of Methods for Testing Alterations in Flight Behavior of Cry1Fa-Resistant and Susceptible Spodoptera frugiperda in Response to Feeding on Cry1Fa Protoxin.  Hietala, L.  2018.  M.S. Thesis. [Abstract]

First clear evidence of population structure in Cornus Kousa (Asian dogwood) Nowicki, M., L. C. Houston, S. Boggess, D. Hadziabdic Guerry, A. Aiello, M. Yamanaka, M. Hayasida, and R. N. Trigiano.  2018.  HortScience, 53 (9S):S180-S181. [Abstract]

Haplotyping of Cornus florida and C. kousa chloroplasts: Insights into species-level differences and patterns of plastic DNA variation in cultivars Nowicki, M., S. Boggess, A. M. Saxton, D. Hadziabdic Guerry, Q. Y. (Jenny) Xiang, T. Molnar, M. L. Huff, M. E. Staton, Y. Zhao, and R. N. Trigiano.  2018.  PLoS ONE, 13 (10), e0205407. [Abstract]

Productivity and profitability potential for non-native Eucalyptus plantings in the southern USA Stanturf J., T. M. Young, J. H. Perdue, D. Dougherty, M. Pigot, Z. Guo, and X. Huang.  2018.  Forest Policy and Economics, 97:210-222. [Abstract]

Florida’s Natural® and The Supply of Florida Oranges Trejo-Pech, C., T. H. Spreen, and L. A. House.  2018.  International Food and Agribusiness Management Review, 21(3):437-454. [Abstract]

Is Growing Oranges in Florida a Good Investment? Trejo-Pech, C., T. H. Spreen, and M. Zansler.  2018.  American Journal of Agricultural Economics, 100(2):625-639. [Abstract]