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Department of Plant Sciences

Marcelo Abritta

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Major Professor: Dr. Jim Heitholt

Office: Powell Research and Extension Center


Hometown: São José do Rio Preto, São Paulo, Brazil


  • 2014 - PhD Agronomy, University of Wyoming (Fall Semester, expected)
  • 2011 – M.S. Irrigation, University of São Paulo, Brazil
  • 2007 – B.S. Agronomy, University of São Paulo, Brazil


  •  Ground-based Remote Sensing as a Tool to Improve Maize Water Productivity


  • Characterize the physiological responses of maize to water stress;
  • Determine surface energy and carbon fluxes using ground-based remote sensing;
  • Determine the optimum marginal product for maize;
  • Develop and evaluate an irrigation scheduling technique for maize

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