Experts from UC Davis give talk on irrigation at INIA La Platina and U. Talca
February 25, 2016

Doctors Daniele Zaccaria and Richard Snyder, UC Davis academics, will come to Chile for their line of work in Climate Change. On the occasion, they will offer the drought lecture "Towards next generation decision support for irrigation management" in two locations: on Tuesday, March 8th at INIA La Platina in Santiago and Friday, March 11th at the Faculty of Agricultural Sciences at the University of Talca. 

The talk will present a novel approach to determine site specific crop water demand based on the integration of ground measurements, field evaluations and high resolution remote sensing data.

Daniele Zaccaria, Ph.D.

Daniele holds a Ph.D. in civil and environmental engineering at Utah State University. His work has focused on the development and validation of agricultural water management solutions to improve resource efficiency in irrigated agriculture. He served as a Scientific Officer at the International Center for Advanced Mediterranean Agronomic Studies in Italy before joining the UC Davis faculty as an Agricultural Water Management and Irrigation Specialist for the UC Cooperative Extension System. 

Richard Snyder, Ph.D.

Rick holds a Ph.D. in Agricultural Climatology from Iowa State University. His work has focused on methods to estimate and measure evapotranspiration for irrigation scheduling. He served as a Principal Investigator on the California Irrigation Management Information System (CIMIS) research and development project, and has authored or co-authored more than 150 refereed papers, including the United Nations FAO book: "Frost Protection: fundamentals, practice, and economics. He is currently a Biometeorology Specialist Emeritus for the UC Cooperative Extension System.

 

Masters Speech at INIA La Platina

Day: Tuesday, March 8th

Time: 11:00

Place: Auditorium of INIA La Platina (Santa Rosa 11610, La Pintana , Santiago). In the activity, Dr. Gabriel Selles, an INIA La Platina researcher, will also present "Advances in determining crop water requirements: Tools for decision making in irrigation management ".

Registration : Please confirm your attendance at eangel@ucdavischile.org 

Free lecture. Space is limited 

 

Masters Speech at University of Talca

Day: Friday, March 11th

Time: 11:00

Place: Hall of Honor (Salón de Honor) of the Faculty of Agricultural Sciences of the University of Talca (Avda. Lircay s/n, Talca)

Registration : Please confirm your attendance at eangel@ucdavischile.org 

Free lecture. Space is limited