My teaching method for undergraduate and graduate levels is based on real scenarios as a starting point to understand the agricultural systems from basics theory to field applications.
I am an agronomist working in tropical and temperate research. Teaching experience in soil sciences, soil fertility, and microbial ecology from a field to laboratory level. Specialized in soil nutrient, and microbial dynamics and its effects on plants, and the environment.
Tariff optional to area of interest, and student academic status
Jul 2015-Current, Graduate Research Assistant- Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas, USA
Advisor: Charles W. Rice
Field project manager including corn, sorghum trials, and grazing prairie experimental sites used for research, teaching, extension reports, and scientific publications. Laboratory management, undergraduate student scheduling, data processing, analysis, and preparing technical reports.
Jan-Feb 2017, Research Visitor- International Center of Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) Cali, Colombia Advisors: Charles W. Rice. Jacobo Arango and Ngonidzashe Chirinda
Establish an in situ incubation with the collaboration of the Forages, and Soil Scientific team in the CIAT in order to understand soil microbial activity in pastures for increase N efficiency and minimize greenhouse emissions from a grazing system.
Aug 2013-May 2015, Graduate Research Assistant- University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez Campus
Advisor: Dr. David Sotomayor-Ramirez
Conduct field research, leader and trainer of field workers, data analysis and recommendation on sodic soil restoration, and nitrogen fertilizer management. Collaboration on GIS System for new farm planning, and preparing annual technical reports for soil management and nitrogen fertilizer practices.
Consulting project researcher at Mycogen, DowAgrosciences at Santa Isabel, and Guayama, Puerto Rico for projects in the management of nitrogen fertilizer for performance optimization of maize. Collaborations
• Gargiulo P.R. Inc.- Use of NDVI technology for higher precision on N fertilizer application in tomato production.
• Collaboration with the College of Agronomist of Puerto Rico in the project: “Development of a geographic information system for land use and water resources on the prime farmland on the southern coast of P.R.”
May 2013 - Aug 2013, Undergraduate Researcher- Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS, USA
Advisor: Dr. Charles Rice
NSF EPSCoR “Climate Change and Mitigation Project”
Project: “Nitrogen Management for Improved Efficiency and Reduced Greenhouse Gas Emissions”
Jan 2013 - May 2013, Intern- Caribbean and Pacific Consortium (CariPaC) USDA Sponsored Program Alzamora Laboratory Farm, Mayagüez, P.R.
Seed germination, propagation, scouting and pest control of aromatic plants, ornamental plants, and vegetables. Marketing, and greenhouse management skills.
Jun 2012 - Mar 2014
Agronomist Assistant- Organic Farm Sana Inc. Organic Farm, Cabo Rojo, P.R.
Administrative farm skills, and marketing. Crop planting planning, greenhouse management, compost management, propagation of vegetables, and pest control. Consulting and inspection on private farms for fertilizer recommendations, integration of legumes cover crops, and crop production strategies in pineapple, watermelon, and banana crops. Experience on USDA Organic and Boricua Organization performing farms inspections for organic farming certification.
Aug 2010 - May 2011, Agronomist Assistant-Alzamora Laboratory Farm, Mayagüez, P.R.
Fertilizer applications, irrigation systems, pest control, grafting techniques and seed germination in tropical fruit trees. Marketing.
Aug 2007 - May 2010, Supervisor- ProActive Marketing Strategies, San Juan, P.R.
Social events planning. Accounting and marketing
Summer 2017- Mentor at Research Experience for Undergraduate in Sustainable Bioenergy
Fall 2016- Graduate Teacher Assistant, Course: AGRON 646 Soil Microbiology Laboratory
Fall 2014 – Spring 2015- Graduate Teacher Assistant, Special Project: “Determination of potential N mineralization in soils of the semiarid southern coast of Puerto Rico”
Fall 2013 – Spring 2013- Graduate Teacher Assistant, Special Project: “Development of N mineralization methodology under laboratory conditions"
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