Meet the new Southeast Area Agronomist, Bruno Pedreira

Bruno Pedreira is the new Southeast Area Agronomy Extension Specialist. He joins K-State Research and Extension at the Southeast Research and Extension Center in Parsons as an associate professor.

Bruno C. Pedreira was born in Salvador, Brazil. He got his B.S. degree in Agronomy from ‘Federal University of Lavras’, Lavras, Brazil. He completed his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees, along with a post-doctoral position, in Animal Science and Pasture from ESALQ/University of São Paulo, Piracicaba, Brazil. Since 2010, Pedreira worked as a researcher at Embrapa Agrossilvipastoril in Sinop, Mato Grosso, Brazil.

His research program on forage-based cropping systems explores the contribution of the crop-pasture-livestock systems, fertility management, and weed control to enhanced land-use efficiency and profitability. This applied research program generates information to support an active and innovative extension educational program in a sustainable agricultural system, addressing the critical needs of producers.

He has been a reviewer for several international scientific journals including: Crop Science, Agronomy Journal, European Journal of Agronomy, Grass and Forage Science, Agricultural Systems, Crop, Forage and Turfgrass, and Grassland Science. He is a member of the Crop Science Society of America, American Society of Agronomy, Brazilian Society of Animal Science, and Brazilian Society of Integrated Systems. He also is on the Directorial Board of the Brazilian Society of Animal Science and the Brazilian Society of Integrated Systems.

Dr. Pedreira may be reached at 620-820-6124 or by email at pedreira@ksu.edu. You can also follow him on Twitter at @PedreiraBC.

Bruno Pedreira, Southeast Area Regional Agronomist

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