After about twelve years at the University of Florida Dr Harold Browning, Director of UF’s Citrus Research and Education Center at Lake Alfred, will leave UF this spring to pursue other endeavors. We heard about this in the industry rumor mill a while back but University officials have delayed making any official announcement, presumably until more could be said about Browning’s replacement. The fact he plans to exit the citrus industry in April was announced to a group of Indian River growers and guests last night and we figured that’s official enough for us to publish the story so the rest of the state’s growers are also in the know. From our view here at Southeast AgNet, we’ve enjoyed working with Browning a great deal. As a news source in the scientific community, he has a great knack for talking to the issues in a grass roots way that any of us can understand. We’ll likely be speaking with Browning very soon and you’ll hear his comments right here on this website when we do. Meanwhile, we wish Dr Browning the very best. More to come, stay tuned!