Glenn County
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Glenn County

Agronomy & Weed Science

I was born and grew up in Italy. My grandfather was an agronomist and I spent almost all my summers helping him at “Pian del noce” (Walnut Flat), his farm in southern Tuscany where he grew grapes, olives, walnuts, and vegetables.

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I studied Agricultural Sciences at the University of Florence, Italy and in 2010 I pursued a Master of Science Degree in Agriculture working at the department of plant pathology studying organic control of yellow leaf spot disease on vegetables. The same year, I moved to Australia where I worked for Agrisearch Services a contract research company. In the following four years, working from different location across Australia,    I managed many field trials in a wide range of crops, ranging from cotton to sugarcane, but also almond and row crops.

In 2014, I moved to UC Davis to pursue a Ph.D. Degree in horticulture and agronomy, working under the supervision of Dr Brad Hanson (UCCE Weed Science Specialist) and Dr Kassim Al-khatib (Professor and UCCE Specialist). My Ph.D. project focus on rice herbicide drift on walnuts in the Sacramento Valley. I will be done with my doctorate by the end of this year.

I started in June as the new agronomy/weed science farm advisor for Glenn, Butte and Tehama counties, based at the UCCE Glenn office in Orland. I am working in small grains, corn, sunflower, cotton, alfalfa and dry beans. In addition, as a weed science advisor, I am also looking forward to working with horticultural and orchard crops.  I can be reached by phone (530-865-1105) or email

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Agronomic Crops in Glenn County

Linked information is from the USDA Census of Agriculture from 2007. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader or a PDF viewer to access this information.


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