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Zachary Brym

Assistant Professor
Agroecologist
(786) 217-9238

Dr. Brym’s research and extension program explores how production systems can remain profitable while conserving natural resources and protecting the environment.

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Jose Dubeux

Associate Chair & Professor
Forage
NFREC | (850) 526-1618

Dr. Dubeux's research focuses on sustainable livestock production systems. He addresses critical global challenges including climate change, the need for sustaining or achieving greater soil quality, and reduction in use of fossil-fuel intensive, off-farm inputs.

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Kevin Kenworthy

Interim Chair/Professor
Plant Breeding & Molecular Genetics
(352) 262-8719

Dr. K.E. Kenworthy is a Professor of Turfgrass Breeding and Genetics at the University of Florida, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, where he has held a faculty position since 2004 in the Agronomy Department. As the lead investigator in turfgrass cultivar development at the University of Florida, he has developed a collaborative approach that integrates faculty across IFAS departments and partners with Florida’s sod industry.

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Deah Lieurance

Assistant Extension Scientist
Invasive Plant Research
(352) 294-1580

Dr. Deah Lieurance is an extension scientist in the Agronomy Department where she coordinates the IFAS Assessment of Nonnative Plants providing over 900 recommendations for the use of non-native plants in Florida.

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Pawel Petelewicz

Assistant Professor
Weed Sciences Field Building
(352) 352-7512

Dr. Petelewicz’s Turfgrass Weed Science Lab strives to provide the industry with a reliable knowledge based on thorough and careful research and addressing the current and relevant weed challenges.

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Brent Sellers

Brent Sellers

Professor and Center Director
Weed Science & Invasive Plants
RCREC | (863) 735-1314

Dr. Brent Sellers is Professor and Center Director, Agronomy - Pasture and Rangeland Weed Management at the Range Cattle Research and Education Center in Ona. 

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Joao Vendramini

Joao Vendramini

Professor
Forages
RCREC | (863) 735-1314

Dr. Joao Vendramini is a Professor and Forage specialist at the Range Cattle Research and Education Center in Ona. He also serves as the Associate Center Director.

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Brett Bultemeier

Extension Assistant Professor
Weed Science & Invasive Plants
(352) 294-6941

Dr. Bultemeier program focuses on training and certifying licensed pesticide applicators in the state of Florida.

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Stephen Enloe

Professor
Weed Science & Invasive Plants
(352) 392-6841

Dr. Enloe is a Professor and Extension Specialist for the Center for Aquatic and Invasive Plants.  He has been involved with invasive plant research and extension for the last two decades and has worked throughout much of the United States. Dr. Enloe has researched control methods for a wide array of invasive plants including upland, wetland, and aquatic species.

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H. Dail Laughinghouse IV

Assistant Professor
Phycology
(954) 577-6382

Dr. Laughinghouse is a broadly trained phycologist working with both basic and applied algal research from Tropical to Polar Regions.

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Mabry McCray

Scientist
Crop Physiology & Crop Management
(561) 993-1518

Mabry McCray is a Scientist in the Agronomy Department at the University of Florida specializing in soil fertility and plant nutrition of sugarcane and rice.

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Hardev Sandhu

Associate Professor
Crop Physiology & Crop Management
(561) 993-1567

Dr. Hardev Sandhu is an Associate Professor at the Everglades Research and Education Center in Belle Glade.

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Ben Sperry

Assistant Research Scientist
Center for Aquatic and Invasive Plants
(352) 392-6807

Dr. Benjamin P. Sperry is a research biologist for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers – Engineers Research and Development Center stationed at the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences Center for Aquatic and Invasive Plants (UF/IFAS CAIP), where he also holds a courtesy faculty appointment. 

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Marcelo Wallau

Marcelo Wallau

Assistant Professor
Forages
(352) 273-2216

Dr. Marcelo Wallau is an Assistant Professor and Forage Extension Specialist. He has been helping Extension faculty and farmers in the state of Florida by working on forage production and management for beef cattle, dairy cattle and horses, and on integrated crop-livestock systems.

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Pratap Devkota

Assistant Professor
Weed Science
WFREC | (850) 983-7102

Dr. Devkota’s research program focuses on developing integrated weed management strategies based on knowledge of plant ecology, biology and morphology.

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Lyn Gettys

Associate Professor
Weed Science & Invasive Plants
(954) 577-6331

Dr. Gettys research focuses on the biology, identification and control of invasive aquatic weeds, culture and production of desirable native aquatic and wetland plants, and improvement of aquatic and wetland restoration techniques.

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James Leary

Assistant Professor
Natural Resource & Environmental Management
(352) 273-2451

Dr. James Leary is an Assistant Professor at the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences Center for Aquatic and Invasive Plants (UF/IFAS CAIP).

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Dennis Odero

Associate Professor
Weed Science
(561) 993-1509

Dr. Odero’s research focuses on development of effective integrated weed management programs for sugarcane and vegetables on both organic and mineral soils of south Florida. 

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Barry Tillman

Professor
Plant Breeding & Molecular Genetics
(850) 394-9124

Dr. Barry Tillman is a Professor and Assistant Center Director in the North Florida Research and Education Center.

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David Wright

Professor
Crop Physiology & Crop Management
(850) 875-7119

Dr. Wright is a professor in the Agronomy Department at the University of Florida North Florida Research and Education Center.

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