All-Day Field Tour

Plant Science Research & Education Unit (PSREU)

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

All-Day Tour at the Plant Science Research & Education Unit (PSREU) in Citra, Florida

The Plant Science Research and Education Unit (PSREU) serves University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) faculty with the infrastructure needed to conduct diverse row and specialty crop research projects on more than 1,086 acres, with 700 acres of cultivatable land. Approximately 140 researchers conduct more than 400 projects at the PSREU that include turf production and maintenance, plant breeding, minimum and reduced tillage, crop water management, plant pathology, plant fertility, corn genomics and vegetable production, just to name a few. This field tour features a birds-eye view of cutting edge research on plant breeding and genetics, and much more.


Tour Itinerary

7:00am Morning Refreshments and Coffee Service in Bus Loading Area
7:30am Buses Depart and Drive to Citra, FL
9:15am Arrive at PSREU - Enjoy Coffee and Danish under Pavilion
9:30am Welcome by the PSREU Director
9:45am Attendees divide into three groups for tours around the property and presentations by researchers.
10:00am - 10:30am Station 1: Tour Turf Area
Presenter: Dr. Kevin Kenworthy, Professor, Agronomy Department, University of Florida/IFAS
10:45am - 11:15am Station 2: Tour Forage Area
Presenter: Dr. Esteban Rios, Assistant Professor, Agronomy Department, University of Florida/IFAS,
11:30am - 12:00pm Station 3: Tour Small Grain Area
Presenter: Dr. Ali Babar, Professor, Agronomy Department, University of Florida/IFAS
12:15pm - 12:30pm Equipment Display
12:30pm - 1:30pm Group Luncheon Under Pavilion
1:45pm BOARD BUSES
2:00pm Depart PSREU - drive through local area horse farms on return trip to hotel
5:00pm Arrive at Hotel in Lake Buena Vista
6:00pm - 6:30pm Evening Social
6:30pm - 8:30pm Closing Dinner & Awards
8:30pm Conference Concludes

Special Thanks to Our Diamond Sponsor!
Scotts Miracle Grow


The University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) is a federal-state-county partnership dedicated to developing knowledge in agriculture, human and natural resources, and the life sciences, and enhancing and sustaining the quality of human life.

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OCI stands for the Office of Conferences & Institutes. It is a full service conference planning agency at the University of Florida. OCI was created to support the Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS) mission to develop knowledge in agriculture, human and natural resources, and to make that knowledge available to people to sustain and enhance the quality of life.

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