Publications

  • “Demonstrating Thrips and Tospovirus Management on Pepper, Eggplant and Tomato—Scouting for Insects and Diseases”, UF/IFAS and Glades Crop Care, Inc., Jupiter, FL 03/19/12. (Speaker)
  • “No Boundaries: Agricultural Production, Horticultural Production, Landscape Interface Discussion Panel”, Society of American Florists Conference, Orlando, FL (panelist) 02/18/12
  • Webster, C. G., Reitz, S. R., Frantz, G., Mellinger, H. C., Funderburk, J. and Adkins, S., 2012. Thrips transmission of a tospovirus reassortant. Abstract for 2012 meeting of American Phytopathological Society, Providence, RI.
  • Frantz, G. and H.C. Mellinger, 2011. “Thirty Three Years of Fruitful and Memorable Collaborations—Thank You, Dave”, Presentation at Florida Entomological Society Annual Meeting, Fort Myers, FL 07/25/11.
  • Webster, C. G., Turechek, W. W., Mellinger, H. C., Frantz, G., Roe, N., Yonce, H., Vallad, G. E., and Adkins, S. 2011. Expansion of Groundnut ringspot virus host and geographic ranges in solanaceous vegetables in peninsular Florida. Online. Plant Health Progress doi:10.1094/PHP-2011-0725-01-BR.
  • Webster, C.G., S. Adkins, K. Perry, L. Horsman, G. Frantz, and C. Mellinger. 2010a. 04/01/10 – Groundnut ringspot virus detected in tomato in south Florida, Univ. of Fla./IFAS Pest Alert,  Read Publication
  • Webster, C. G., Perry, K. L., Lu, X., Horsman, L., Frantz, G., Mellinger, C., and Adkins, S. 2010a. First report of Groundnut ringspot virus infecting tomato in south Florida. Online. Plant Health Progress doi:10.1094/PHP-2010-0707-01-BR.
  • Frantz, G. and H.C. Mellinger, 2009. GAP Certification and Auditing—Pitfalls and Remedies. Presentation by G. Frantz at “Developing a Food Safety Program for Vegetable and Fruit Growers and Packers”, University of Florida, IFAS, West Palm Beach, FL 10/27/09
  • Frantz, G. and H.C. Mellinger, 2009. Shifts in Western Flower Thrips, Frankliniella occidentalis (Thysanoptera: Thirpidae), Population Abundance and Crop Damage. Florida Entomologist; 92(1):29-34.
  • Brust, G., H.C. Mellinger, and G. Frantz, 2006. A Multi-Tactic Biologically-Based Alternative Approach to Pepper Weevil Management in the Eastern United States. Poster display. Fifth National IPM Symposium, St. Louis, MO (April 4, 2006).
  • Frantz, G., G. Brust and H.C. Mellinger. 2005. Using GPS/GIS Technology in IPM Programs. Presentation at Certified Crop Advisor Training Seminar, South Florida Community College, Avon Park, FL 03/15/05.
  • Childers, C., R. J. Beshear, G. Frantz, M. Nelms, 2005. A Review of Thrips Species Biting Man Including Records in Florida and Georgia Between 1986-1997. Florida Entomologist; 88(4):447-451.
  • Frantz, G., and H.C. Mellinger. 2004. Georeferenced Scouting: A Tool for TYLCV Management, Presentation by G. Frantz at First International Symposium on Tomato Diseases, Orlando, FL, 06/23/04
  • Benbrook C., C. Mellinger, G. Frantz, D. Sexson, W. Stevenson and J. Wyman. 2003. Use of resistance risk profiles to guide resistance management planning. Pesticide Outlook. June 107-110.
  • Brust, G., H.C. Mellinger, and G. Frantz, 2003. Potential Reduction of Adverse Environmental and Health Impacts of Methyl Bromide and Other Nematicides. Poster display. Biointensive IPM Workshop, Immokalee, FL, USDA/RAMP Grant #2001-51101-11513
  • Mowery, C., G. Frantz and H.C. Mellinger. 2002. Florida’s Food Safety Initiative. Presentation at GAPs Seminar, University of Florida, IFAS, Immokalee, FL 11/06/02.
  • Frantz, G. 2002. Food Safety Education and Implementation Program for Florida Producers, Presentation by G. Frantz at 2002 Florida Tomato Institute, Naples, FL.
  • Frantz, G. 2002. Third Party Audits. Proceedings 2002 Florida Tomato Institute. PRO 518
  • Frantz, G., and H.C. Mellinger. 2001. Experiments with Systemic Acquired Resistance for Management of Bacterial Spot Disease in Tomatoes. 2001 Proceedings, Florida Agricultural Conference and Trade Show (FACTS), Elizabeth Lamb and Gene McAvoy, editors. pp. 31-32.
  • Mellinger, H.C., and G. Frantz. 2000. Measuring the Success of South Florida Fresh Tomato IPM Systems. Presentation by H.C. Mellinger at American Phytopathological Society Annual Conference, New Orleans, LA, 8/16/00.
  • Brust, G., H.C. Mellinger, and G. Frantz, 2000. Managing companion plantings and weeds to augment beneficial insect populations in pepper. Proceedings, Florida Agricultural Conference & Trade Show. PRO 516, pages 37-38.
  • Frantz, G. and H.C. Mellinger. 1999. IPM Adoption Evaluated: A Strong Foundation for a Safe, Profitable Tomato Crop. Proceedings 1999 Florida Tomato Institute. PRO 516, pages 22-37.
  • Bottenberg, H., G. Frantz and H.C. Mellinger. 1999. Refuge and cover crop plantings for beneficial insect habitats. Proceedings, Florida State Horticultural Society. 112:339-341
  • Frantz, G., and H.C. Mellinger. 1998. Measuring integrated pest management adoption in south Florida vegetable crops. Proceedings, Florida State Horticultural Society. 111:82-87.
  • Frantz, G., and H.C. Mellinger. 1998. Potential use of Beauveria bassiana for biological control of thrips in peppers. Proceedings, Florida State Horticultural Society. 111:79-81.
  • Frantz, G., H.C. Mellinger, and T. Fasulo. 1997. THRIPS, a computerized knowledgebase for the identification and management of thrips infesting vegetables in the United States. Proceedings, Florida State Horticultural Society. 110: 298-299.
  • Frantz, G., and H.C. Mellinger. 1997. Aspects of biologically based pest management in commercial pepper production. Proceedings, Florida State Horticultural Society. 110:295-298.
  • Frantz, G., M. Mellinger, and H.C. Mellinger. 1996. “Pepper Scouting: Incorporating IPM in Your Operation.” Citrus and Vegetable Magazine. April, 1996. pp. 14-17.
  • Mellinger, H.C., G. Frantz, and F. Parks. 1996. Management and Dispersal of Thrips palmi in Florida. Poster Display, Third National IPM Symposium/Workshop, Washington, D.C.
  • Frantz, G., L. Jacobs, G.D. Sutherland and H.C. Mellinger. 1996. Seasonal abundance of thrips (Thysanoptera: Thripidae) and their predators in peppers and ground cover plantings in south Florida. 1996 Proceedings of the National Pepper Conference. Don Maynard, editor. pp. 57-60.
  • Frantz, G., F. Parks and H.C. Mellinger, 1995. Thrips population trends in peppers in southwest Florida. pp. 111-114. in Thrips Biology and Management. B. L. Parker, Margaret Skinner and Trevor Lewis, editors. NATO ASI Series A: Life Sciences, vol. 276, 633 pp.
  • Childers, C. and G. Frantz. 1994. Ring spot damage to Florida citrus fruit caused by thrips feeding injury. Citrus Industry. May 1994.
  • Frantz, G., and H.C. Mellinger. 1990. Flower thrips (Thysanoptera: Thripidae) collected from vegetables, ornamentals and associated weeds in south Florida. Proceedings, Florida State Horticultural Society. 103:134-137.