The FSHS recently appointed a new newsletter editor! Her name is Tatiana Sanchez, who’s currently the Commercial Horticulture Extension Agent at the UF/IFAS Extension Office in Alachua County. Tatiana earned her Bachelor’s degree in Biology in Bogota, Colombia, where she is from originally. Upon graduation, she worked on the evaluation of biological and synthetic products in the control of fungal diseases affecting cut flower production of main export products like marigolds, rose and carnation.
While searching for graduate programs abroad, Tatiana found the Doctor of Plant Medicine degree offered by the University of Florida to be a good fit for her interests. She started this degree in 2010 and her research focused on controlling bacterial leaf spot of tomato and pepper using a seed treatment technology and multiple active ingredients. During her graduate studies, she also worked on pest and disease management of cucurbits and other vegetable crops important to Florida´s agriculture. After graduation in Fall 2014, Tatiana joined the Plant Pathology Department at UF as a post-doctoral associate where she worked with growers and faculty researching Fusarium wilt in watermelon.
Tatiana joined UF/IFAS extension in May and is looking forward to helping you in resolving any issues you encounter in commercial horticulture. She is excited and honored to serve the Florida State Horticultural Society as our new newsletter editor.