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Expert in Agricultural, Environmental, Biological, and Ecological Services, such as Herbicides, Soils

Expert ID: 726615 New Mexico, USA

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Litigation Expert Specialty Areas:

Plant Physiology, Bioassay Tissue Sampling
Pesticide/Herbicides/Insecticide/Fungicide Misuse
Herbicide Spray Drift / Vaporization
Soil, Plant, and Weed Issues
GIS, GPS and Spacial Analysis
Multispectral Imagery and Photography
Crop Loss Due to Neglegence from Contaminants
Ecological and Agricultural Cropping Systems
Environmental Assessments
Deposition Experienced
Area of Coverage - US and Canada
Corporation Evaluation

Some Past Cases Have Included:
Herbicide spray drift cotton Texas
Insect migration and damage pistachios, California
Malathion misuse on Cotton, Texas.
Triclopyr herbicide drift Tobacco, Kentucky.
Thiophanate-methyl fungicide misuse on melons, Arizona.
Tomato spotted wilt disease on Tomatoes, Arkansas.
Fungicide resistance on Cucurbits, Georgia.
Pheromone misuse on Cotton, New Mexico.
Herbicide volitalization on Invasive Weeds, Nevada.
Herbicide drift on Vineyards, Minnesota.
Crop failure of dryland Corn, Kansas.
Herbicide damage Melons, Arizona.
Crop loss in Apple orchards, California.

Malathion misuse on Cotton, Texas Triclopyr herbicide drift Tobacco, Kentucky Herbicide volitalization on Invasive Weeds, Nevada Crop failure of dryland Corn, Kansas Herbicide drift on Vineyards, Minnesota.

Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: El Paso, Texas - Las Cruces, New Mexico

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Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 2006 Degree: PhD Subject: Agronomy Institution: New Mexico State University
Year: 1988 Degree: MS Subject: Entomology, Plant Pathology and Weed Science Institution: New Mexico State University
Year: 1984 Degree: BS Subject: Rangeland Science Institution: Sul Ross State University

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 2018 to 2018 Employer: Aqua-Yield Title: Regional Manager Department: Responsibilities: • Establish new customers/dealerships for Texas, New Mexico and Oklahoma with additional states and countries as opportunities arise
• Use CRM to focus relationships with customers and track productivity
• Develop relationships with research entities to design and create research trials that better promote the nanotechnology for plant nutrients
• Travel extensively, trade shows, customer visits, new client visits, research field trials
• Present at conferences, workshops, clinics and field days to create awareness of new technology and products

Years: 2016 to 2018 Employer: John Deere Title: Precision Solution Manager Department: Responsibilities: • Precision Technology manager, variable rate application, GPS integration from satellite to implement and tractor application.
• Variable rate spray and seeding application
• Drone technology for prescription application of seed and herbicide
• Creation of product development and sales of technology
• Development of training packages for sales, parts and other staff
• NDVI and NIR imaging for drone prescriptions for disease and fertility recommendations
• Primarily in wheat, cotton and sesame
• Field monitoring of nutrient and water use efficiency
• Farm implement optimization and operation
• Develop third party collaboration and cooperation
Years: 2006 to 2009 Employer: New Mexico State University Title: Assitant Professor Department: Extension Plant Sciences Responsibilities: • Oversee all aspects of; Seed Certification for the state of NM, field inspections for certification of Noxious Weed Free Forage program, compliance with regulations of the Insect Resistance Management (IRM) program for GMO’s and act as a verifier for Carbon Credits compliance in NM.
• Chair the New Mexico Cotton Task Force
• Organized the 2009 Cotton Conference
• Manage budgets, and all operations of programs throughout the state.
• Inspect and approve forage and seed crops for certification.
• Work collectively with New Mexico Department of agriculture to maintain the genetic quality of foundation and improved varieties of seed.
• Facilitate regulations and guidelines for seed production and certification.
• Interact with growers, field men and processors to educate, inform and collaborate with, and to comply with standards set by NM seed law.
• Work closely with an advisory committee to best utilize the programs strengths.
Years: 1989 to 2006 Employer: New Mexico State University Title: Senior Research Research Specilaist Department: Entomology Plant Pathology and Weed Science Responsibilities: • Conduct all field and lab research in cotton, pecans, alfalfa, chile and others.
• Teach, mentor, train, undergraduate and graduate students in research efforts.
• Supervise masters and doctoral students’ thesis work and professional staff.
• Promote, research findings through extension and publication, and various avenues.
• Lead and conduct all field and lab research, design, implementation and reporting.
• Manage budgets, salaries, equipment, supplies, and miscellaneous expenses.
• Write and submit proposals, journal articles and publications.
• Instructor and guest lecturer for undergraduate and graduate courses.
• Participate on student mentoring and recruitment programs and committees.
Years: 2009 to 2014 Employer: New Mexico State University Title: Assistant Director Campus Farms Operations Department: Agricultural Experiment Station Responsibilities: Administrator, Assistant Director of Campus Farm Operations, New Mexico State University, Agricultural Experiment Station, Las Cruces, Present
• Superintendent of operations for two campus agricultural experiment stations, facilities, personnel and research at the Leyendecker and Fabian Garcia Science Centers
• Research, extension and production activities include, forage crops, cotton, peppers, peanuts, corn, chile, onions, pecans, algae, aquaculture, turf, grapes and others.
• Coordinate with local, state and regional commodity associations, advisory groups and research faculty
• Manage budgets, seek funding opportunities, oversee and assist implementation of research projects and collaborate with extension, research and local groups
• Develop operation plans for new innovative research projects such as; biofuels, solar energy, varietal plant improvements, nutrient and water efficiency studies, herbicide and pesticide evaluation, and aquaculture
• Serve as the point person to channel all efforts and directives for campus farm operations and to improve facilities and create new techniques for operations
• Serve as Director of New Mexico Seed Certification programs, the states seed certifying agency
• Create long and short term visions for the centers in collaborative efforts with faculty and department and commodity advisory groups.

Fields of Expertise

agricultural engineering, agricultural pest, agricultural pesticide, agricultural research, agriculture, agronomy, biological pesticide, carbamate pesticide, carbamate pesticide environmental effect, crop damage, experimental agriculture, farming, herbicide, herbicide environmental effect, insecticide, insecticide environmental effect, insecticide toxicity, pesticide, pesticide application equipment, pesticide biodegradation, pesticide disposal, pesticide environmental effect, pesticide reduction, soil, soil agriculture, sustainable agriculture, agricultural management, crop insurance, insurance, agricultural biotechnology, corn herbicide, agronomic, turfgrass, cucumber, agricultural chemical formulation, agricultural waste, fruit crop, pest, agribusiness, agricultural chemical microencapsulation, asparagus, herbicide toxicity, pesticide toxicity, agricultural electronic equipment, environmental management, agricultural accident investigation, agricultural accident, agricultural chemical, alternative crop utilization, cropping system, sorghum, alternative crop management, vegetable crop, biological life cycle, alfalfa, agricultural crop, watermelon, rye, cereal crop, malathion, lindane, atrazine, triclopyr, plant crop, weedicide, triclopyr environmental effect, tomato, soil science, pest management, pear, oat, nitrogen fixation, mulch, livestock, guayule, farm crop, ecology, crop management, cover crop, corn, botany, biology, apple, agricultural runoff, agricultural chemistry, agricultural chemical environmental effect

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