Dr. Gary Knox
Professor/Nursery Crops Extension Specialist, University of Florida/IFAS
Dr. Gary Knox is Professor of Environmental Horticulture with the University of Florida at the North Florida Research and Education Center in Quincy, just outside Tallahassee. His responsibilities are research (20%) and extension (80%) to evaluate nursery/landscape plants and develop and promote adoption of Integrated Pest Management (IPM) practices with a focus on plant-pest-disease interactions. His role in this crapemyrtle bark scale (CMBS) project is to 1) locate and procure Lagerstroemia species/selections and potential alternative hosts of CMBS, and 2) develop an information pipeline to raise awareness and share CMBS management strategies with stakeholders in Florida and throughout the southeastern U.S.
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