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Dario Chavez

Assistant Professor; Areas of Interest: Peaches
  • Horticulture

Areas of Interest

His main area of interest is peach research and extension with focus on orchard management, tree longevity, irrigation practices, root interaction with tree health, production, and plant breeding and genetics. His main objective is to study the plant production based on the plant’s genetic potential, orchard management practices, growing environment, and their interactions. His aim is to identify the optimal interaction of the plant and the environment, having the highest potential of plant production and profit for the growers and the industry.

75% research and 25% extension.

Degrees

Degree

Field

Concentration

Institution

Date Obtained

B.S.

Agriculture and Sciences Production

Horticulture

Pan-American School of
Agriculture El Zamorano

2005

M.S.

Horticulture

Plant Breeding and Genetics

University of Florida

2008

Ph.D.

Horticulture

Plant Breeding and Genetics

University of Florida

2013