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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
For rice information, follow this link: http://cecolusa.ucdavis.edu/rice/
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.
SacValley Field Crop Blog
Added February 19, 2018
Rotational Crop Grower Meeting Wednesday, February 21st, 2018, 8 a.m. - Noon Norton Hall, 70 Cottonwood Street, Woodland 7:45 a.m. Registration, Coffee, and Donuts 8:00...
Added February 14, 2018
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Sacramento Valley Agronomy Notes
Updates and News About Field Crops In The Northern California Area.
Weed Management Notes
Keeping growers informed and up-to-date on Agronomy & Weed Science issues and University Research.
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