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Lance S. Osborne, Ph.D.

Professor — Entomology

 

EMPLOYMENT EXPERIENCE

1981-1986 Assistant Professor of Entomology, University of Florida, Agricultural Research and Education Center in Apopka

1986-1998 Associate Professor of Entomology, University of Florida, Agricultural Research and Education Center in Apopka

1998-2008 Professor of Entomology, University of Florida, Mid-Florida Research and Education Center in Apopka

2008-May 1, 2013 Professor of Entomology, Associate Center Director, University of Florida, Mid-Florida Research and Education Center in Apopka

May 1, 2013 - January 18, 2015 Professor of Entomology, Interim Center Director, University of Florida, Mid-Florida Research and Education Center in Apopka

January 18, 2015 - present Professor of Entomology, Associate Center Director, University of Florida, Mid-Florida Research and Education Center in Apopka


POSITION DESCRIPTION

50% Research, 10% Teaching, 10% Administration & 30% Extension

PATENTS AND COPYRIGHTS

All of the following patents are based on two technologies that were patented in the first two patents listed below. The significance of the first technology is that it provides a biological means by which whiteflies, mites and other destructive pests can be managed. This will help prevent development of pesticide resistance and the potential hazards that results from the over-utilization of traditional pesticides. I cooperated with Thermo Trilogy Corporation to obtain registration of PFR-977 (Paecilomyces fumosoroseus Strain APOPKA 97) in the United States and Florida. In conjunction with this effort I worked with this company to licence the technology to a third parties that will market this biological control agent in the United States, Europe and Asia. This required answering inquiries from the United States Environmental Protection Agency and various sub-contractors in Europe and Japan concerning many technical issues. This fungus was the first material to go through the new European Community Pesticide Registration Process, and it received approval for use in all member countries in September 1997.

1. Osbome. L.S. 1990. Biological control of whiteflies and other pests with a fungal pathogen. U.S. Patent #4,942,030
Biological control of whiteflies and other pests with a fungal pathogen:
1995: Belgium Patent No. BEO459975
1995: France Patent No. FRO459975
1995: Germany Patent No. GE6892516.2
1995: Great Britain Patent No. GBO459975
1995: Italy Patent No. ITO459975
1995: Netherlands Patent No. NLO459975
1996: Japan Patent No. 2079249

 

Lance S. Osborne, Ph.D.