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Murilo Maeda

Assistant Research Scientist, Texas A&M AgriLife Research

How I work with Harvest

Dr. Maeda works with Harvest on the following:

  • Agronomy and Crop Production; 
  • Reducing Risk/Increasing Productivity and Resilience of Crop Production;  
  • Agricultural Systems Modeling

Dr. Murilo Maeda earned a bachelor’s degree in biology (2009) from Centro Universitário do Triângulo, Brazil, and a master’s and doctorate degrees in agronomy/crop physiology from Texas A&M University, in 2012 and 2015, respectively. In 2004, he joined Netafim Brasil as a trainee to assist in the development of precision irrigation systems for commercial coffee and citrus farms in southeast Brazil. From 2004 to 2005, worked as a trainee at TCMA Agropecuária Ltda, assisting with large soybean, cotton, and corn commercial operations across three states in southeast, mid-west, and northeast Brazil. In 2005 Maeda joined Deltapine/Monsanto’s cotton breeding program as a research assistant. In this position, he served as the breeder’s assistant, designed and conducted breeding research trials across the Brazilian cotton-growing regions, managed technicians and breeding-associated field tasks, as well as research databases. After leaving Deltapine/Monsanto in 2010, Maeda moved to College Station, TX to pursue a M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees at Texas A&M University. While working on his degrees he served as a graduate teaching/research assistant for the cotton physiology program and the department of Soil and Crop Sciences. His degrees focused on the morphological and physiological responses of cotton (Gossypium hirsutum L.) to drought and high-temperature stress. Currently (2015 – present), Dr. Maeda serves as an Assistant Research Scientist for the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center at Corpus Christi, TX, where he is responsible for managing the development of a cropping systems and remote sensing program for agricultural research and crop precision management applications.