University of Florida

Short Course Proceedings

“LIVING AND ARTIFICIAL WINDBREAKS FOR CITRUS,” a short course, was held at the University of Florida, IFAS, Citrus Research and Education Center, Lake Alfred on April 19, 2006. The presentations and contact details of each speaker are listed below in the order they were presented.


...This short course was spawned by a classic extension-research exchange. During a late afternoon casual conversation one day recently, we were talking about windbreaks for the Florida citrus industry. The synergy of the moment sparked the idea of a short course as an efficient means to communicate in a timely manner a considerable body of information we had already assembled. The information was originally destined for a website, but we asked ourselves “Why wait?” About two hours later we had drafted a program outline and identified the possible speakers. This was soon followed by the formation of a steering committee and a rush to advertise the good news...

Bill Castle and Ron Muraro

Steering Committee Members
Bill Castle, Chair
Ron Muraro
Gene Albrigo
Steve Futch
Jane Wilson
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Opening Remarks
Dr. Bill Castle, Professor, UF/IFAS
Citrus Research and Education Center
700 Experiment Station Road
Lake Alfred, FL 33850
863.956.1151
bcastle@ufl.edu

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Advantages and Disadvantages of Windbreaks
Dr. Pete Timmer, Professor, UF/IFAS
Citrus Research and Education Center
700 Experiment Station Road
Lake Alfred, FL 33850
863.956.1151
lwt@crec.ifas.ufl.edu

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Windbreaks for Citrus Crops in Argentina
Héctor Miguel Zubrzycki,
Coord. Programa Nacional de Desarrollo
Citrícola SAGPyA-INTA
hzubrzycki@correo.inta.gov.ar

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Plants for Citrus Windbreaks: A NRCS Perspective
Mimi Williams, Plant Materials Specialist
USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service
2614 NW 43rd Street
Gainesville, FL 32606-6611
352.338.9510
MJ.Williams@fl.usda.gov

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Forest Trees for Citrus Windbreaks
Dr. Don Rockwood, Professor, UF/School of Forest Resources
and Conservation
P.O. Box 110410
Gainesville, FL 326110-0410
352.846.0897
dlrock@ufl.edu

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Using Sugarcane as a Windbreak
Les Baucum, Hendry Co. Extension Agent, UF/IFAS
P.O. Box 68
LaBelle, FL 33935-0068
863.674.4092
lbaucum@ufl.edu

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Bamboo as a Windbreak for Citrus
Paige Boehlke, Operations Manager
Horizon Palm Farm
795 12th Avenue SW (Oslo Road)
Vero Beach, FL 32962
772.465.9008
paige@horizonnursery.com

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Ornamental Crops for Shelterbelts
Dr. Bob Stamps, Professor, UF/IFAS
Mid-Florida Research and Education Center
2725 Binion Road
Apopka, FL 32703-8504
407.884.2034
rhs@ifas.ufl.edu

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The Florida Experience
Dr. Bill Castle

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Florida’s Winds and Artificial Windbreaks for Citrus
Dr. Gene Albrigo, Professor, University of Florida (UF)/IFAS
Citrus Research and Education Center
700 Experiment Station Road
Lake Alfred, Fl 33850
863.956.1151
albrigo@ufl.edu

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Design and Cultural Considerations for Living Windbreaks
Dr. Bill Castle

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Artificial Windbreaks: An Engineer’s Perspective
Dr. Reza Ehsani, Asst. Professor, UF/IFAS
Citrus Research and Education Center
700 Experiment Station Road
Lake Alfred, FL 33850
863.956.1151
ehsani@ufl.edu

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A Grower’s Perspective
Bob Edsall, Citrus grower
556 Camelia Lane
Vero Beach, FL 32963
772.492.0653
rsedsalljr@hotmail.com

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Costs of Natural Windbreaks Associated with Managing
Citrus Canker in Florida
Ron Muraro, Professor, UF/IFAS
Citrus Research and Education Center
700 Experiment Station Road
Lake Alfred, FL 33850
863.956.1151
rpm@ufl.edu

 

Environmental Quality Incentive Program (EQIP)
Teresa Stewart, EQIP Coordinator
USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service
2614 NW 43rd Street
Gainesville, FL 32606-6611
352.338.9510
teresa.stewart@fl.usda.gov

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Florida Division of Forestry
Steve Gilly, Andrews Nursery Manager
FDACS, Division of Forestry
P.O. Drawer 849
Chiefland, FL 32644-0849
352.493.6096
gillys@doacs.state.fl.us

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Windbreaks Can Drive Profit?
Peter Spyke
Arapaho Citrus Management, Inc.
13300 Okeechobee Road,
Ft. Pierce, FL 34945
pdspyke@arapahocitrus.com

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Considerations about Competition between Citrus Trees and
Windbreaks for Light, Water and Nutrients

Dr. Jim Syvertsen, Professor, UF/IFAS/CREC
Citrus Research and Education Center
700 Experiment Station Road
Lake Alfred, FL 33850
863.956.1151
jmsn@ufl.edu

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