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    Center for Viticultural Sciences
    The mission of the Center for Viticultural Sciences and Small Fruit Research is to conduct research and provide service and support that will help the viticulture industry in Florida to become a viable industry (Florida Viticulture Policy Act, 1978).
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    Veterinary Technology
    Advances in both veterinary medicine technology and technique are the fuel firing the increased demand for well-trained individuals to work as veterinary technologists.
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Viticulture and Product Development

The unit conducts research and provide service in the area of best vineyard management and production practices for warm climate grapes. The research focuses on evaluating the health benefits of American native grapes and the impact of trellis systems and management practices such as pruning, spacing and rootstock performance on yield and fruit quality of muscadine and Florida hybrid grapes.



Dr. Violeta Tsolova – Program Leader: 850-412-7394 violetka.colova@famu.edu

Dr. Vasil Georgiev – Research Associate: 850-412-5196 vasil.georgiew@famu.edu

Ray Payne – Field Assistant

Jesus Jeminez – Field Assistant