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Agronomy and Weed Science

Agronomy and Weed Science Program

Giuliano Carneiro Galdi - Agronomy and Weed Management advisor
Giuliano Carneiro Galdi - Agronomy and Weed Management advisor

My name is Giuliano Galdi and I am the new Agronomy and Weed Management advisor located in Merced County. I received my B.S. in Agricultural Engineering at the University of Sao Paulo and my M.S. degree at the California State University, Fresno. I’m back in the San Joaquin Valley after spending four years of my early career as the Agronomy and Crops advisor in Siskiyou County.

My previous research and extension program in Siskiyou County was focused on alfalfa, pasture, small grains, pest control, and water management. I worked on projects such as cool season perennial grass deficit irrigation, dryland small grain and alfalfa variety trials, winter groundwater recharge, Roundup Ready alfalfa injury, and soil moisture sensing.  

Now in Merced, my first goal is to understand the local clientele's needs and tailor my program to address the main issues through science-based information and effective extension of the information. Collaborating with growers, PCAs and industry partners is key to a successful research program, so I look forward to meeting my clientele and integrating myself into Merced County's community.