1. Please state project objectives and what work was done this quarter to address them:
This report is for the continued funding of the Southern Gardens Diagnostic Laboratory that provides testing for citrus greening for researchers, growers, and homeowners. The curent report is for the 2nd quarter of year 2 of a 2-year project. For the second quarter of year 2, a total of 5,536 samples were processed and assayed. This brings the total for the project to date to 38,320 or approximately 13.5% over the amount budgeted for the first 6 quarters of the project )or 85.2% of the total number of samples budgeted for the whole project). Of the grower samples run for the period, 59% of the samples were reported with copy number as well as CT values. All of the samples for the current period were plant samples. No ACP samples were submitted.
2. Please state what work is anticipated for next quarter:
Based on communications with repeat customers, it is anticipated that the sample load will be at or above the budgeted amount. Depending on the timing, it could be substantially above the budgeted amount.
3. Please state budget status (underspend or overspend, and why):
Given that we are running 13.56% above the budgeted amounts, it is likely that we will be over the budgeted number of samples for the project. As has been done in the past, we will wait until the end of year 2 of the project and adjust the final invoice either up or down depending on the total number of samples run during the project. If the number of samples exceeds the budgeted amount, the final invoice will be Increased upwards to cover the cost of the consumables. If the number of samples is below the budgeted amount, the final invoice will be reduced to reflect the reduced amount of consumables used.