- Author: Mariano Galla
My name is Mariano Galla and I am the new agronomy/weed science farm advisor serving Glenn, Butte and Tehama counties.
I studied Agricultural Sciences at the University of Florence, Italy and in 2010 I pursued a Master of Science Degree in Agriculture working at the department of plant pathology studying organic control of yellow leaf spot disease on vegetables. The same year, I moved to Australia where I worked for Agrisearch Services a contract research company. In the following four years, working from different location across Australia, I managed many field trials in a wide range of crops, ranging from cotton to sugarcane, but also almond, apple, pears and row crops.
In 2014, I moved to UC Davis to pursue a Ph.D. Degree in horticulture and agronomy, working under the supervision of Dr Brad Hanson and Dr Kassim Al-khatib. My Ph.D. project focus on rice herbicide drift on walnuts in the Sacramento Valley. I will be done with my doctorate by the end of this year.
As a weed science advisor, I will be working in all the major crops grown in my counties: from orchard crops to field crop. Basically, everything excluding rice!
Feel free to contact me with any questions!
I am based in Orland at the UCCE office at 821 E-South Street.
Phone: 530 – 865-1105