Douglas J Marques
Universidade José do Rosário Vellano, Brazil
Douglas Jose Marques, PhD in Agronomy - Soil Science/Plant Nutrition and Fertility at the Unifversidade Federal de Lavras, Brazil/UFLA (2013). I currently hold the position of Integral Professor at the Alfenas/FETA Foundation of Education and Technology, which is the maintainer of the Universidade José do Rosário Vellano/UNIFENAS, Coordinator of the Olericultura Studies Center, Horticulture and Experimentation Sector and Experimental Area of Organic Agriculture. Professor of the Professional Master's Degree in Production Systems in Agriculture and in the PhD course in Sustainable Agriculture. In the area of Ecophysiology and Fertility and Mineral Nutrition of Plants I have directed the studies to the beneficial effect of silicon as a source of water stress in maize and sorghum for arid and semi-arid regions. We are working with some extension projects in the creation and conduction of gardens: community, urban, schools, asylums and therapeutic and transformation of the same to the system of organic agriculture.