[one_half first]We have four resources in addition to this webpage to assist authors with papers and presentations.
[one_half]All presentations require an abstract to be submitted by the abstract deadline. Authors in good standing with FSHS are encouraged to submit abstract titles to section-VPs by February 19, 2018. The list of titles is used for advertising the meeting. Abstracts are due by March 16, 2018 to the respective section vice president and will be published on the FSHS web site (http://www.fshs.org). [/one_half]
Authors in good standing with FSHS are encouraged to submit abstract titles to section-VPs by February 19, 2018. The list of titles is used for advertising the meeting. Abstracts are due by March 16, 2018 to the respective section vice president and will be published on the FSHS web site (http://www.fshs.org). See instructions below. Papers presented at the Annual Meeting will be published in the Proceedings of the FSHS; manuscripts are due at the time of the presentation for FSHS. The end of the grace period for late manuscripts corresponding to talks given at FSHS is June 26, 2018.
The abstract limit is 250 words. Abstracts should be e-mailed (in MS Word or Rich Text Format only) to the appropriate sectional Vice President listed below. See the FSHS website for complete format instructions for abstract and manuscript preparation (http://fshs.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/FSHS_Author_ Instructions.pdf). The sectional Vice Presidents will notify senior authors concerning the acceptance, handling and scheduling of their papers by April 5, 2018.
- 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.
Laurel Wilt—An Update on the Disease’s Impact on South Florida’s Avocado Industry
Jeff Wasielewski1*, Jonathan H. Crane2 and Daniel Carrillo2
1 Miami-Dade County Extension, University of Florida IFAS, Homestead, FL
2 Tropical Research and Education Center, University of Florida IFAS, Homestead, FL
Corresponding author: [email protected]
(Please list each author and department as they should be listed in order of authorship. Use the same number for authors from the same location. Please indicate the presenting author with an asterisk. Indicate the corresponding author following the example above.)
Laurel wilt is disease that affects plants in the Lauraceae causing a tree’s xylem to shut down followed by rapid wilt and sudden death. It is caused by the fungus, Raffaelea lauricola, that was introduced, along with its original vector, the redbay ambrosia beetle, Xyleborus glabratus, to the United States in May of 2002 in Port Wentworth, Georgia. Raffaelea lauricola has now moved south from Georgia through Florida and as far west as Texas decimating over a half a billion native Lauraceae plants. Xyleborus glabratus was first detected in South Florida in 2010, and the first tree infected with Raffaelea lauricola found in an avocado grove in 2012. While Xyleborus glabratus is the primary vector for native Lauraceae, other ambrosia beetle species have picked up Raffaelea lauricola and are thought to be the main vectors of Raffaelea lauricola within avocado groves. Roughly 2% of the 7,000 acres of avocado groves in South Florida have been destroyed due to this disease, and there is no known cure. Current recommendations at minimum include excellent horticulture, vigilant grove scouting, and immediate removal and destruction of infected trees. Other techniques being used to combat this disease are, detector dogs, fungicide injection and infusion, and root trenching and ambrosia beetle suppression.