Ep #7: Dr. Paul Skelley, Chief Entomologist
Thanks for tuning in to another episode of Plant Industry News. This episode begins with Director, Dr. Trevor Smith's recap of the annual Florida Citrus Mutual Conference held in Bonita Springs, FL, the annual Don’t Pack a Pest partner meeting hosted in Orlando, FL, the Hemp Rule workshops, and a Mediterranean fruit fly outbreak in Mexico we are keeping our eye on and monitoring from afar. Enjoy an interview with Dr. Paul Skelley, an Assistant Bureau Chief of Entomology, Nematology, and Plant Pathology as he shares about his education, his journey to the division, and the Florida State Collection of Arthropods. Stay tuned to the end of the podcast to hear our Division Digest. This month we welcome new employees to the division. We hope you enjoy part 1 of the interview with Paul Skelley and encourage you to stay tuned for next month's episode to hear the remainder of the interview as he digs deeper into naming species. This episode is in collaboration with UF's Department of Agricultural Education and Communication AEC 4036 class taught by Dr. Jamie Loizzo. To hear similar content produced by Dr. Loizzo's students, visit www.streamingscience.com. Follow us on social media @FDACSDPI. As always, you can find updated versions of our latest publications and papers on our website https://www.freshfromflorida.com/Divisions-Offices/Plant-Industry . Subscribe and rate us! If you have any questions or suggestions for topics feel free to submit them to DPI-blog@FreshFromFlorida.com and we will reference them in the next episode.