Edição v36 n1 - Janeiro-Março, 2018

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Breeding potatoes for resistance to bacterial wilt in Brazil: a quick review in face of a more effective screening protocol


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Photo: Paulo Eduardo de Melo (left) Carlos Alberto Lopes and Maurício Rossato (right)


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Photo: Arione da Silva Pereira

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Carlos Alberto Lopes is a Plant Pathologist at Embrapa Hortaliças, in Brasilia, since 1977. He received his B.Sc. degree in Agronomy from the Federal University of Viçosa, Brazil, in 1973; his M.Sc. degree from the University of Wisconsin, in Madison, USA, in 1977; and his Ph.D. degree from the University of Florida, in Gainesville, USA, in 1986. Carlos Lopes’ career is devoted to the knowledge of the plant pathology principles aiming at the practical control of vegetable diseases. His main research interests are on bacterial wilt of solanaceous crops caused by the Ralstonia solanacearum complex species. He has been involved with teaching at the University of Brasília and the Federal University of Viçosa. He was the Technical Director of Embrapa Hortaliças from 2006 to 2008 and a member of the Agronomy Committee of the National Council for Scientific and Technological Development (CNPq) from 2006 to 2009, acting as its Coordinator for three years. Additionally, he was a member of the board of the Brazilian Phytopathological Society (1995-1999) and contributes as editor to Horticultura Brasileira since 2000. Author of hundreds of scientific and technical papers, books and book chapters, Carlos Lopes was also granted awards from the Brazilian Phytopathological Society, as well as from extension services and from potato and tomato growers’ associations.

Paulo Eduardo de Melo holds a B.Sc. degree in Agriculture [Federal University of Goiás (UFG)] and M.Sc. (UFG) and Ph.D. (Wageningen University) degrees in Genetics and Plant Breeding. He works on potato breeding for nearly 30 years and takes part of Embrapa’s potato research team, which has been regularly releasing potato cultivars to the Brazilian market in the last decade. Lately, he is concentrating his research activities in assisting the potato germplasm breeding for resistance to bacterial wilt and in the development of potato cultivars oriented to organic farming. He also works in international technical cooperation in agriculture and capacity strengthening, in addition to his duties as editor-in-chief of Horticultura Brasileira. He authored several scientific papers, technical publications, books, and book chapters, and was granted the Brazilian Society for Horticultural Science Award for his studies on the use of male sterility for the development of cabbage hybrids and, later, the Marcílio Dias Award, for his contributions to the progress of horticultural sciences and vegetable crops in Brazil. Currently, he is a researcher at Embrapa’s Secretariat of Research and Development, working in the Division of Program and Asset Monitoring.

Maurício Rossato holds a degree in Agriculture (Faculdade da Terra de Brasília) and M.Sc. (Federal University of Viçosa) and D.Sc. degrees in Plant Pathology (University of Brasília). Currently, he teaches Plant Pathology and Agricultural Microbiology at the Agriculture College of UPIS (Integrated Colleges). He has experience on bacterial wilt caused by Ralstonia species, having collaborated with breeding projects focused on both host resistance and pathogen molecular characterization. He also works with phylogenetic studies of plant pathogens, for the identification and characterization of newly found plant diseases.

Arione da Silva Pereira holds a B.Sc. degree in Agriculture (Federal University of Pelotas - UFPel), a M.Sc. degree in Horticulture (University of California, Davis), and a Ph.D. in Horticulture/Plant Breeding (University of Guelph). He leads the Embrapa’s potato breeding program since 2004, being directly involved in the release of several cultivars for fresh market and processing. He is also professor at the graduation in Agriculture/Plant Breeding at UFPel, where he advised or co-advised several students. He authored several scientific papers, technical publications, books, and book chapters. Currently, he is a researcher at Embrapa, in Pelotas, a research fellow of the National Council for Scientific and Technological Development (CNPq), and a member of the Advisory Council of the Brazilian Potato Association (ABBA).

Edição v35 n4 - Outubro - Dezembro, 2017

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Food losses and waste: how Brazil is facing this global challenge?


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Gustavo Porpino (left) and Gilmar P Henz (right)

Gilmar P Henz holds a B.Sc. degree in Agronomy (1982) from the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS) and M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in Plant Pathology (1986 and 2001) from University of Brasília (UnB). He started his career as a researcher in Postharvest Pathology at the Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation – National Center for Vegetable Crops Research (Embrapa Vegetables) in 1989. His research interests included Plant Pathology, Postharvest Technology and Horticulture, with short-period trainings in Hungary (potato production, AgroInvest), Peru (potato soft rot, Intl. Potato Center), Japan (postharvest of vegetable crops, JICA), South Korea (Capsicum breeding, RDA) and Taiwan (Capsicum anthracnose, AVRDC). He was Editor-in-Chief of the journal Horticultura Brasileira from 1990 to 1997. Author of scientific and technical papers, books and book chapters, Dr. Henz was also the Head of Communication and Technology Transfer of Embrapa Vegetables from 2004 to 2008. From 2010-2014, he was appointed as Agricultural Attaché to the Brazilian Embassy in South Africa. From 2014-2015, he worked with sanitary and phytosanitary negotiations at the Brazilian Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Food Supply (MAPA). Currently, he is a researcher working with Food Losses and Waste at the Secretariat of Intelligence and Macro Strategy, Embrapa Headquarters.

Gustavo Porpino, a communications analyst at the Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation (Embrapa), is a journalist and anti-food waste advocate. He received his Ph.D. in Marketing from Getúlio Vargas Foundation (São Paulo, Brazil), and was a visiting scholar at Cornell University. He also holds a Graduate Diploma in Business from Queensland University of Technology (Brisbane, Australia). His studies received attention from several media outlets such as BBC, Huffington Post, Washington Post, Money Magazine, the Food Network, Women’s Health, Globo TV and CBN radio. He received an award for his paper on consumer food waste at the International Food Marketing Research Symposium 2015. He has been working for Embrapa since 2006 and he is currently leading an awareness-raising campaign to mitigate consumer food waste in Brazil. In his spare time, he enjoys cooking new recipes with his wife and saving leftovers.

Edição v35 n3 - Julho - Setembro, 2017

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Planning and implementing experiments and analyzing experimental data in vegetable crops: problems and solutions

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Alessandro Dal’Col Lúcio (left) and and Bruno Giacomini Sari (right)

Alessandro Dal' Col Lúcio - holds a degree in Agronomy Engineering from the Federal University of Espírito Santo (1995), MSc degree in Agronomy from the Federal University of Santa Maria (1997), and a Dr in Agronomy from the State University of São Paulo Júlio de Mesquita Filho, Jaboticabal, Brazil (1999). Post-doctorate at the Polytechnic Institute of Bragança, Portugal (2015). He is a titular professor in Crop Science Department of the Federal University of Santa Maria, Rio Grande do Sul State, Brazil, and is the leader of the "Experimentation" research group registered with CNPq. He has expertise in Probability and Statistics, with emphasis on Experimentation, working mainly on the following topics: probability, experimental planning and analysis, experimental precision, sampling, variability, linear and nonlinear regression models, vegetables and protected environment.

Bruno Giacomini Sari - graduated in Agronomy Engineering (2012) and MSc in Agronomy (2015) from Federal University of Santa Maria (UFSM). He carried out research with the Phytosanitary Defense Department of UFSM during graduation. Currently works in statistics, with emphasis on experimentation in Crop Science Department of UFSM. Has expertise in experimentation, working on the following topics: probability, sampling, experimental planning, linear and nonlinear regression analysis.


Edição v35 n2 - Abril - Junho, 2017


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A quick review of the production and commercialization of the main vegetables in Brazil and the world from 1970 to 2015


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Waldemar P Camargo Filho (left) and Felipe P Camargo (right)

Waldemar Pires de Camargo Filho - holds a degree in Agronomic Engineering, from the University of São Paulo (USP-ESALQ) (1973) and the Master’s degree in Agrarian Economics (1982), defending the dissertation entitled "Onion production and commercialization in Brazil". He is currently working at the Institute of Agricultural Economics from the Department of Agriculture and Supply of the State of São Paulo (Instituto de Economia Agrícola da Secretaria da Agricultura e Abastecimento do Estado de São Paulo), since 1974. He participated in the execution of PROHORTI (program to support the production and marketing of horticultural products), from 1977 to 1982. In the 1990’s he analyzed the vegetables market in Brazil and Argentina. He is an expertise in the areas of economy and commercialization of vegetables. The results from his researches were published in the Brazilian Congresses of Olericulture (1978-2014) (www.abhorticultura.com.br) and in the magazines published regularly by the Institute of Agricultural Economics (Instituto de Economia Agrícola) (http: www.iea.agricultura.sp.gov.br). 
Felipe Pires de Camargo - holds a degree in Agronomic Engineering from the Universidade Estadual Paulista Júlio de Mesquita Filho (UNESP) (2002) and a Master’s degree in Planning and Territorial Management from the Federal University of ABC (Universidade Federal do ABC) (2014). Nowadays he is a scientific researcher from the Center for Processing Statistical Information of Agribusiness (Centro de Processamento das Informações Estatísticas dos Agronegócios) from Institute of Agricultural Economics/Agência Paulista de Tecnologia dos Agronegócios (Instituto de Economia Agrícola/Agência Paulista de Tecnologia dos Agronegócios). He is expertise in the areas of Probability and Statistics, Rural Land Value and Market Analysis of Vegetables.



Edição v35 n1 - Janeiro - Março, 2017


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Postharvest losses of perishables in Brazil: what do we know so far?
Gilmar Paulo Henz 



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Gilmar P Henz

Holds a B.Sc. degree in Agronomy (1982) from the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS) and M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in Plant Pathology (1986 and 2001) from University of Brasilia (UnB). He started his career as a researcher in Postharvest Pathology at Embrapa Vegetables in 1989. His research interests include Plant Pathology, Postharvest Technology and Horticulture, with short-period trainings in Hungary (potato production, AgroInvest), Peru (potato soft rot, International Potato Center), Japan (Postharvest of Vegetable Crops, JICA), South Korea (Capsicum breeding, RDA) and Taiwan (Capsicum anthracnose, AVRDC). He was Editor-in-Chief of the Journal Horticultura Brasileira from 1990 to 1997. Author of many scientific and technical papers, books and book chapters, Dr. Henz was also the Head of Communication and Technology Transfer of Embrapa Vegetables from 2004 to 2008. From 2010 to 2014, he was appointed as Agricultural Attaché to the Brazilian Embassy in South Africa. From 2014 to 2015, he worked with sanitary and phytosanitary negotiations at the Brazilian Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Food Supply (MAPA). Currently, he is a researcher at the Secretariat of Intelligence and Macrostrategy, where he joined the team of Agropensa, Embrapa's Strategic Intelligence System.



Edição v34 n4 - Outubro - Dezembro, 2016


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*Espécies de plantas nativas de Minas Gerais e Goiás com valor econômico: uma discussão sobre a atualidade das informações coletadas pelo naturalista francês Auguste de Saint-Hilaire.
*Native plant species with economic value from Minas Gerais and Goiás: data recovered by the French Naturalist Auguste de Saint-Hilaire
Fernanda LB Mügge; Juliana Paula-Souza; Jean C Melo; Maria GL Brandão



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Fernanda LB Mügge - Fernanda graduated in Pharmacy at the Faculty of Pharmacy of the Federal University of Minas Gerais in 2013. M.Sc. in Cell Biology and Ph.D. student in Cell Biology at the same University, Fernanda has been working with Saint-Hilaire materials in Paris and collecting data and plants in Minas Gerais since the beginning of the project.
Juliana de Paula-Souza -Juliana graduated in Agronomic Engineering at the College of Agriculture “Luiz de Queiroz”, at the University of São Paulo. She holds M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in Biological Sciences – Botany – from Institute of Biosciences of the same university, and post doctorates at the Federal University of Minas Gerais, University of São Paulo and Ohio University. Currently, Fernanda is professor at the Department of Biological and Exact Sciences (DECEB) of the Federal University of São João del Rei. She has research interests in Taxonomy and Plant Systematics with emphasis in Neotropical Violaceae, biogeography and floristic surveys, with several published papers in these areas. 
Jean CS Melo - Jean graduated in Pharmacy at the Faculty of Pharmacy of the Federal University of Minas Gerais in 1990 and obtained his M.Sc. in Food Technology in 2014 at the same University. In 2015, he joined the group as a PhD student in Food Sciences. In his thesis, Jean is evaluating the antioxidant activity of plants cited by Saint-Hilaire in the municipality of Januária, north of Minas Gerais.
Maria GL Brandão - Maria graduated in Pharmacy at the Faculty of Pharmacy of the Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG), in 1981. Ph.D. in Chemistry of Natural Products by the same University (1991), Maria is currently full professor at Faculty of Pharmacy and heads the Specialized Center of Aromatic, Medicinal and Toxic Plants (CEPLAMT), from the Museum of Natural History and Botanic Garden of UFMG. She is specialist in medicinal and useful native Brazilian plants and works with the recuperation of data, images and samples of these plants and their chemical and biological properties as well.

Edição v34 n3 - Julho - Setembro, 2016


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Água de reuso e horticultura urbana: aliança para a criação de cidades mais sustentáveis
Reuse water and urban horticulture: alliance towards more sustainable cities
Douglas R Bizari; Jean C Cardoso

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Jean Carlos Cardoso (à esquerda): Graduate in Agriculture at São Paulo State University, College of Agricultural Sciences (UNESP-FCA), in Botucatu. Ph.D. in Biology and Agriculture in the Environment at the University of São Paulo, Center for Nuclear Energy in Agriculture (USP-CENA). Professor Department of Rural Development, Federal University of São Carlos, Center of Agrarian Sciences (UFSCar-CCA), in Araras, Brazil. Involved in research, extension and teaching of horticulture, plant breeding and physiology, and biotechnology applied to environmental horticulture. Researcher (2nd grade) of the National Council for Scientific and Technological Development (CNPQ), working with flower breeding and propagation (Process 304174/2015-7). Professor in graduate and undergraduate courses at UFSCar-CCA (Graduate Program in Vegetal Production and Associated Bioprocesses). Coordinator of the Research Group on Vegetable Species and Landscaping since February 2013 and author of papers about plant tissue culture, flower breeding and environmental horticulture. Scientific editor for Ornamental Plants on the journal Horticultura Brasileira since February 2015 and reviewer of international journals in Horticulture and Plant Sciences.

Douglas Roberto Bizari: Graduate in Agronomy at the Federal University of São Carlos, Center of Agrarian Sciences (UFSCar-CCA). Ph.D. in Irrigation and Drainage at the College of Agricultural Engineering of the State University of Campinas (Unicamp-Feagri). Professor at the Department of Rural Development (UFSCar-CCA) in Araras, Brazil. Involved in research, extension and teaching of agricultural hydraulics, irrigation management, sprinkler and drip irrigation systems and reuse water. Coordinator of the Study Group on Irrigation Technology (UFSCar-CCA) and author of papers on irrigation impacts on crop yield, water use efficiency and soil moisture sensors.


 

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