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Tropical Research And Education Center

Tropical Research And Education Center

Horticultural Sciences

Horticultural Science research at TREC focuses on plant molecular biology, breeding and genomics, ecophysiology and cultural management with the main focus on fruit and vegetable crops grown in the subtropics and tropics. There are five faculty members at TREC who are members of the University of Florida, Horticultural Sciences Department.

  • Vegetable Breeding - Genetics and Genomics
  • Tropical Fruit Crops Management
  • Ecophysiology of Subtropical and Tropical Horticultural Crops

Program Faculty

Dr. Jonathan H. Crane
Associate Center Director & Professor
Horticultural Sciences Department


Dr. Xingbo Wu
Assistant Professor
Environmental Horticulture

Dr. Geoffrey Meru

Dr. Geoffrey Meru
Associate Professor
Horticultural Sciences Department

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