To prepare abstracts for submission, also see the Full Written Guidelines.
All presentations require an abstract to be submitted by the abstract deadline. Abstract titles due to Sectional VPs by February 13, 2017. Abstract content due to Sectional VPs by March 15, 2017.
- Use only Times New Roman font with 12 pt. font size.
- Use only left justification.
- Do not center text on page.
- Please bold the title.
- Capitalize first letter of every word in the title.
- Use italics to indicate Latin names of genus and species.
- Capitalize proper nouns.
- After the title, skip a single line and begin the author’s name(s) and affiliation(s).
- Underline the author who will be presenting the paper.
- Follow each author’s name with their affiliation.
- A single affiliation with multiple authors should only be listed once.
- UF affiliations only need the location followed by ‘UF’, all other Florida affiliations need only the company name and city.
- Affiliations outside Florida must contain the location, city, state, and, if outside the US, the country.
- After the author’s name(s) and affiliation(s), skip a line, then begin the body of the abstract.
- Do not indent the first line of the abstract.
- Limit the abstract to 250 words or less.
Below is an example of the abstract style. Submit your abstract either in electronic (please email in rich text format), diskette or hard copy form to your current Sectional VP.
Biodynamics of Anthonomus macromalus (Coleoptera: Curculionidae), a Weevil Pest of Barbados Cherry in Florida
A. C. Hunsberger, J. E. Peña, Tropical Research and Education Center, UF, R. M. Giblin-Davis, G. Cries, Fort Lauderdale Research and Education Center, UF and R. Cries, Department of Biological Sciences, Simon Frasier University, British Columbia, Canada
The major insect pest of Barbados Cherry in Florida and the Caribbean Islands is the weevil Anthonomus macromalus. Adult weevils feed on immature, expanding leaves and deposit their eggs on the anthers of flower buds, immature fruits and stem terminals. Major economic damage occurs when the weevil larvae develop in the flowers and fruit injuring the reproductive structures and reducing fruit yields. Several studies were initiated in Homestead, Florida in 1995 to determine adult and larval dynamics and foliar damage. Surveys for parasitoids yielded one parasitoid, Catolaccus hunteri. A second study involved the first steps of pheromone identification and tests for comparison of different formulations of other weevil species.