honors and awards
Southern Region, American Society for Horticultural Science
Dr. Floyd Woods is an Associate Professor, Graduate Faculty Member, and Postharvest Physiologist with 29 years of experience at Auburn University within the College of Agriculture. Dr. Woods’s research program focuses on the characterization of ripening, senescence and safety of diverse horticultural commodities and health benefitting qualities and functional properties of horticultural commodities emphasizing cultural practices that influence fruit and vegetable quality, antioxidant and nutritional content. Dr. Woods’s research interests has further expanded to include the linkage between functional properties of fruits and vegetables and in vitro dietary management strategies to reduce hyperglycemia and hypertension. This expanded focus has resulted in a request from the School of Nursing at Auburn University for Dr. Woods to become an Adjunct Associate Professor. This expanded research emphasis has facilitated new opportunities to explore Enhancement of Rural Health Promotion in Alabama.
- Vinson, E.L. III, Elina D. Coneva, Joseph M. Kemble, J. Raymond Kessler, Jr., Esendugue G. Fonsah, Penelope M. Perkins-Veazie, Floyd M. Woods and Jeff L. Sibley. Reflective Mulch Application and Cover Crop Usage to Stimulate Earlier Banana Flowering. J. Am. Pomological Society. (Accepted 2019 – in print October 2020)
- Kargar, M., F.M. Woods, M.M Wall, R.J. Kessler, E. Vinson III, E.G. Fonsah, R.B. Jeganathan and N. Larsen. 2019. Screening Underutilized Banana for Carotenoid Content: Consumer Acceptance and Potential Health Benefits. Journal of the American Pomological Society. 73(4): 198-205.
- Thomas-Popo, E., A. Mendonca, J. Dickson, A. Shaw, S. Coleman, A. Daraba, A. Jackson-Davis, and F. Woods. 2019. Isoeugenol significantly Escherichia coli O157:H7, Salmonella enterica, and Listeria monocytogenes in refrigerated tyndallized pineapple juice with added Yucca schidigera extract. Food Control. 106:106727
- Vinson, III, E., E. D., Coneva, J.M. Kemble, F.M. Woods, J.L. Sibley, E.G. Fonsah, P.M. Perkins-Veazie, and J.R. Kessler. 2018. Prediction of flower emergence and evaluation of cropping potential in selected banana cultivars (Musa sp.) cultivated in subtropical conditions of coastal Alabama. HortScience 53:1634-1639.
- Sarkar, D., W. Agustinah, F. Woods, E. Coneva, E. Vinson, and K. Shetty. 2017. In vitro screening and evaluation of phenolic antioxidant-linked functionalities of rabbit-eye blueberry (Vaccinium ashei) cultivars. J. of Berry Research. 7(3): 163-177.
- Vinson, III, E.L. E. D. Coneva, J.M. Kemble, F.M. Woods, J.L. Sibley, P.M. Perkins-Veazie, and E.G. Fonsah. 2017. Phenological parameter responses gauge banana fruit production potential in the coastal region of Alabama, USA. Acta Hortic. 1178:61-66.
- Agustinah, W., D. Sarkar, F.M. Woods and K. Shetty. 2016. Apple and blueberry synergies for designing bioactive ingredients for the management of early stages of Type 2 Diabetes. J. of Food Quality. 39:370-382.
- Sarkar, D. Orwat, T. Hurburt, F.M. Woods, J.A. Pitts, and K. Shetty. 2016. Evaluation of phenolic bioactive-linked functionality of blackberry cultivars targeting dietary management of early Stages Type-2 Diabetes using in vitro Models. Sci. Hort. 212:193-202.
- Traore, T.M., D. Fields, F.M. Woods, A.N. Wright, K.M. Tilt. W. Ke, and Y. Liu. 2016. Prescreening consumer acceptance for edible Lotus Rhizome. HortTech 26(5): 657-662.