Media Advisory: Florida agriculture commissioner to visit Institute

WHAT:  Florida Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam will tour the Emerging Pathogens Institute and its Biosafety Level 3 Greenhouse and laboratories. University of Florida plant pathologist Ariena van Bruggen will lead the tour. Dr. van Bruggen and members of her laboratory conduct research on the spread of salmonella through rain splash on tomato plants; as well as on citrus greening, considered the most detrimental bacterial disease affecting citrus in Florida and elsewhere.

WHEN:  Friday, April 8 at 2:30 p.m.

WHERE:  University of Florida Emerging Pathogens Institute

2055 Mowry Road, Gainesville

CONTACT:  To arrange interviews with EPI faculty, please contact EPI at 352-273-7526