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Appendix G
Missions of University, Government, and Non-government Agencies with Responsibilities Related to Citrus Production and Marketing

Type

Institution/Agency/Organization

Mission

University

University of Florida-Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF-IFAS)

 

 

Develop knowledge in agriculture, human and natural resources, and the life sciences. Enhance and sustain the quality of human life by making that information accessible

 

Various Departments (Gainesville, FL)

 

Indian River Research and Education Center (IRREC)

Evaluate citrus cultivars and citrus production, provide extension service

 

Citrus Research and Education Centre (CREC)

Discover and deliver innovative solutions that empower citrus to conduct responsible and profitable business

 

Southwest Florida Research and Education Center (SWFREC)

Conduct research and extension in citrus horticulture, physiology, entomology, plant pathology, and economics



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Appendix G Missions of University, Government, and Non-government Agencies with Responsibilities Related to Citrus Production and Marketing Type Institution/Agency/Organization Mission 207 University University of Florida-Institute of Develop knowledge in agriculture, human and natural resources, and the life Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF- sciences. Enhance and sustain the quality of human life by making that information IFAS) accessible Various Departments (Gainesville, FL) Evaluate citrus cultivars and citrus production, provide extension service Indian River Research and Education Center (IRREC) Discover and deliver innovative solutions that empower citrus to conduct Citrus Research and Education responsible and profitable business Centre (CREC) Southwest Florida Research and Conduct research and extension in citrus horticulture, physiology, entomology, Education Center (SWFREC) plant pathology, and economics

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208 Type Institution/Agency/Organization Mission Conduct research to develop and transfer solutions to agricultural problems of high Federal, State United States Department of national priority or Local Agriculture-Agricultural Research Government Service, (USDA-ARS) US Horticultural Research Conduct research to develop new approaches to controlling insects in subtropical Laboratory (USHRL) fruit, vegetable, and ornamental crops Fort Pierce, FL Foreign Disease-Weed Science Unit, Focus on new and emerging plant pathogens that pose a threat to American Ft. Detrick, MD agriculture and must be kept under containment Conduct research in food science and postharvest areas for fresh and processed US Citrus and Subtropical Products tropical, subtropical fruits, and vegetables Laboratory, Winter Haven, FL Crop Diseases, Pests and Genetics Focus on insect-vectored diseases of citrus and grapevine, especially CLas genetic Research Unit, Parlier, CA diversity and gene expression Improve collections of citrus genetic resources, including more rapid and efficient National Clonal Germplasm characterization, conservation and propagation of material and detection of graft- Repository for Citrus & Dates, transmissible pathogens Riverside, CA Conduct research on citrus and vegetable processing including integrated pest Kika de la Garza Subtropical management (IPM), biological control, pesticide resistance, and remote sensing Agricultural Research Center, Weslaco, TX

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Type Institution/Agency/Organization Mission Safeguard crop agriculture and natural resources from the risks associated with the US Department of Agriculture- entry, establishment, or spread of animal and plant pests and noxious weeds, with Animal and Plant Health Service, the intent of ensuring an abundant, high-quality, and varied food supply (USDA-APHIS) CPHST (Center for Plant Health Science and Technology) PPQ (Plant Pest and Quarantine) CHRP (Citrus Health and Recovery Protect citrus production by establishing minimum standards for citrus inspection, Program) regulatory oversight, disease management, education and training Devote grower tax funds up to 1 cent per box of commercial citrus for research Florida Citrus Production Research focused on various aspects of the industry Advisory Council (FCPRAC) Provide marketing, research, and regulatory support for Florida citrus products. Florida Department of Citrus Manage and act on the advice of its advisory committees (FDOC)/Florida Citrus Commission Detect, intercept, and control plant and honey bee pests that threaten Florida's Florida Department of Agriculture native and commercially grown plants and agricultural resources and Consumer Services- Division of Plant Industry (FDACS-DPI) Determine grade, size, maturity, quality, and volume regulations on Florida citrus Citrus Administrative Committee (CAC) Coordinate citrus disease researchers, managing contracts, detecting and reducing Citrus Research and Development Foundation (CRDF) overlaps in research projects where appropriate, assessing progress and addressing intellectual property and other commercialization and product development issues 209

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210 Institution/Agency/Organization Mission Promote the welfare of the job seekers, wage earners, and retirees of the United US Department of Labor (DOL) States Protect human health and the environment US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Protect and advance the public health US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Protect America and uphold public safety by targeting the people, money and US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) materials that support terrorist and criminal activities Prevent work-related injuries, illnesses, and deaths US Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Water management districts Administer flood protection programs, perform technical investigations into water resources, develop water management plans for water shortages, acquire and manage lands for water management purposes. Manage programs to manage water consumption, aquifer recharge, well construction and surface water management. Assure that the most pressing research needs facing the industry are addressed in Florida Citrus Industry Research an efficient manner Coordinating Council (FCIRCC) Florida Citrus Packers (FCP) Solve problems members encounter and to secure cooperation between producers Non- and shippers in marketing of fresh citrus and gift packs government Organization Represent, communicate, protect, and enhance the interests of its members. Florida Citrus Processors Association (FCPA) Promote the growth and welfare of the citrus industry

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Help Florida citrus growers produce and market their crops at a profit Florida Citrus Mutual (FCM) Serve as an educational clearinghouse for the production managers through Florida Citrus Production Managers seminar presentations Association (FCPMA) Negotiate exclusive and non-exclusive license agreements for cultivars of citrus Florida Foundation Seed Producers, Inc. (FFSP) and other Florida crops Foster communication and education among producers and shippers of high quality Florida Gift Fruit Shippers Association (FGFSA) specialty fruit Enhance its members’ business success through political leadership, education, Florida Nursery, Growers and Landscape Association (FNGLA) marketing, research, certification and services Provide Florida growers affordable and timely access to new citrus varieties New Varieties Development and Management Corporation (NVDMC) Handle local issues such as water management, community relations and local Regional grower associations planning 211

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