Administration, Financial & Sales Division - Citrus Research & Education Institute
Citrus Research & Education Institute

Veronica Manzanero Majil - Research & Extension Director:
ImageSupport for CREI Staff, develop programme strategy for CREI, implementation and reporting, budget development, institutional sustainability, representation on national and international committees. Additional projects: Coordinator for Huanglongbing (HLB) control project.


Luis Gabriel Tzul - Extension Service Coordinator.
ImageExtension Officer responsible for Citrus Production Management Area (CPMA1 or Zone 01) of the Citrus Industry of Belize. Responsibilities include working with stake holders of the citrus industry to create an effective flow of communication that will ensure adaptation and implementation of improved citri-cultural practices for management of Citrus Greening and to increased productivity of the farm.

Specific area of expertise is citrus nutrition and soil fertility. Promote good practices that will ensure that Growers take care of the health of their soil and develop fertilizer and liming programs for the citrus farm system. Work together with Citrus Growers to identify bottlenecks in their production system and thus improving their efficiency through farm management.


Manuel Garcia – Belize Citrus Improvement Program (BCIP) Coordinator:
Coordinate and implement the Belize Citrus Certification Program (BCCP) to ensure that Belize citrus growers are provided with high quality disease free citrus plants Maintain under screen condition the collection of citrus germplasm and conduct serological and molecular analysis for the detection of citrus graft-transmissible-disease such as Huanglongbing, Citrus Tristeza and Citrus Psorosis. Responsible for coordinating an efficient soil and leaf analysis service.


Davis Marshall - Information Technology Officer:
ImageResponsible for running and maintaining the Belize Citrus Database, maintaining, developing and updating the CGA Website and Geographic Information Systems (GIS). He is also responsible for providing general support for the information technology needs of the Association including, maintenance, upgrading, and administrating the computer system network.



Augustine Cho - Mexican Fruit-fly Control Team Supervisor:
ImageTo carry out activities required for the control of Mexican Fruit Fly population in village areas and abandoned groves for the establishment and maintenance of a Fruit-fly Low Prevalence Area in Belize. Responsible for organizing the weekly fruit-fly control activities in village areas and abandoned groves in the pilot fruit fly low prevalence area. Such activities will include: the proper handling and mixing of the fruit fly bait, the proper application of the bait, ensure the spray equipments are in good working conditions, ensure that the bait and equipment are stored safely and familiarize himself with the methods of fruit-fly control and the CGA manual for fruit fly control.


Javier Munoz - Mexican Fruit-fly Control Team Field Technician:
ImageTo carry out activities required for the control of Mexican fruit fly population in village areas and abandoned groves for the establishment and maintenance of a Fruit-fly Low Prevalence Area in Belize. Responsible to assist the Mexican Fruit-fly Control Team Supervisor in organizing the weekly fruit-fly control activities in village areas and abandoned groves in the pilot fruit fly low prevalence area. Such activities will include: the proper handling and mixing of the fruit fly bait, the proper application of the bait, ensure the spray equipments are in good working conditions, ensure that the bait and equipment are stored safely and familiarize himself with the methods of fruit-fly control and the CGA manual for fruit fly control.


Ery Burgos - Nursery & Groves Assistant Manager:
ImageExecute activities to ensure that the CREI groves produce the maximum amount of quality fruit with the lowest possible cost and minimal environmental impact. Manages the CREI nursery to ensure that the highest quality certified plants are produce and delivered to customers according to their requests for variety and rootstock and in a timely manner. Executes all activities directly related to the maintenance of the citrus variety collection at the Citrus Research and Education Institute. Also to ensure that plants production is conducted at the lowest feasible cost with minimal environmental impact and to ensure a reasonable profit for CREI.

 


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