Calvin Arnold will return to the Southwest Florida Research and Education Center, Immokalee, Fla., on April 1.
Arnold is director of the U.S. Horticultural Research Laboratory, Fort Pierce, Fla. He was the principal investigator on a three-year, $190,000 study of transgenic citrus’ greening resistance for the Citrus Research and Development Foundation, according to a news release.
Arnold previously worked at the University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences for 31 years. Arnold was the Indian River Research and Education Center’s director from 1995 until 2001 and the Immokalee center director from 1985 until 1995, including two years as the acting District 5 Extension director.
Arnold will work to foster collaboration and coordination between the Research and Education Center’s stakeholders, faculty and staff, and administrators.