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Andre S. Biscaro

Irrigation and Water Resources Advisor
Cooperative Extension Ventura County
669 County Square Drive, #100
Ventura, CA 93003-5401
805-645-1465
asbiscaro@ucdavis.edu Create VCard

Also in:
San Bernardino County
Ventura County
Los Angeles County

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Education

M.S. Agronomy and Soils, Auburn University. 2008
B.S. Agronomy, University of Sao Paulo. 2004

Specialty

Irrigation and nutrient management of berry and vegetable crops

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Bibliography

Peer Reviewed

  • Hall, A.; Berg, N., et al. (2018). California’s Fourth Climate Change Assessment, Los Angeles Region Report, Agriculture Section. California Energy Commission. SUM-CCCA4-2018-007, 57-60. September. https://www.energy.ca.gov/sites/default/files/2019-07/Reg%20Report-%20SUM-CCCA4-2018-007%20LosAngeles.pdf
  • Hartz, T.K.; Cahn, M.D., et al. (2017). Efficient Nitrogen Fertility and Irrigation Management in California Strawberry Production. Nitrogen Management Publications, University of California ANR. http://ciwr.ucanr.edu/files/283985.pdf
  • Pathak, T.B.; Dara, S. and Biscaro (2016). Evaluating Correlations and Development of Meteorology Based Yield Forecasting Model for Strawberry. Advances in Meteorology, vol. 2016, Article ID 9525204, doi:10.1155/2016/9525204.
  • 2016. Surls, R..; Borel, V. and Biscaro (2016). Soils in Urban Agriculture: Testing, Remediation, and Best Management Practices. ANR Publication 8552. http://anrcatalog.ucanr.edu/pdf/8552.pdf
  • Biscaro, A.; al., et (2014). Vegetable Crops Chapter, In Principles of Weed Control. Fourth edition.
  • Smith, R.; Biscaro, A., et al. (2011). Fresh-Market Bulb Onion Production in California. Vegetable Production Series. UC ANR. Publication 7542. https://anrcatalog.ucanr.edu/pdf/7242.pdf

Non-Peer Reviewed

  • Biscaro, A.S.; M.D., Cahn. (2019). Assessing the Impact of Irrigation Water Quality on Strawberry Cultivars. Progressive Crop Consultant. 4:5. September/October.
  • Biscaro, A.S.; Smith, R.S. (2019). Estimating Nitrogen Fertilizer Needs for Fresh-Market Onion Production. Onion World Magazine. January. http://onionworld.net/2019/01/14/nitrogen-needs/
  • Biscaro, A.S.; Cahn, M.D., et al. (2019). Evaluation of Salinity Effects of Irrigation Water on Strawberry Cultivars. Las Vegas, NV, Proceedings of the American Society for Horticultural Sciences. July.
  • Biscaro, A.S. (2019). Nitrogen Management for Strawberry Production. Field Day Handout. June.
  • Biscaro, A.S. (2019). Use of Soil Moisture Sensors Can Boost Yields. Ventura, CA, Farm Bureau of Ventura County Newsletter. 51:4. July/August.
  • Biscaro, A.S.; Caron, J., et al. (2018). Assessing Soil Water Potential Thresholds for Optimum Irrigation Scheduling, Yield and Quality of Celery. Proceedings of the American Society for Horticultural Sciences. Washington DC. August.
  • Biscaro, A.S. (2018). Assessment of Soil Water Tension Thresholds for Optimum Irrigation Scheduling, Yield and Quality. Final project report, California Celery Research and Advisory Board. March.
  • Biscaro, A.S. (2018). Evaluating an Online Tool for Managing Water and Nitrogen Fertilizer for Celery and Strawberry Production in California. Proceedings of the California Plant and Soil Conference. February.
  • Biscaro, A.S. (2018). Optimizing Water and Nutrient Management of Raspberries. Ventura, CA, Proceedings of the North American Raspberry and Blackberry Association Conference. February.
  • Biscaro, A.S. (2018). Salinity Management of Strawberries. Field Day Handout. June.
  • Biscaro, A.S. (2018). Soil Nitrate Quick Test Can Guide Fertilization. Farm Bureau of Ventura County Newsletter. 50:4. July/August.
  • Biscaro, A.S.; Caron, J. (2018). Technology and Advances in Soil Moisture Sensing. CAPCA Applicator Alerts, Ag Tech & Innovation. November.
  • Biscaro, A.S. (2018). Using Soil Moisture Sensors to Guide Irrigation Scheduling of Celery. CAPCA Adviser Magazine. XXI:5, 82-84. October.
  • Biscaro, A.S. (2017). Assessment of CropManage for Celery Growers. Vegetables West Magazine. 21:5. May.
  • Biscaro, A.S. (2017). Assessment of the effectiveness of CropManage’s water and nitrogen fertilizer recommendations for strawberry production. Field Day Handout. June.
  • Cahn, M.D.; Smith, R.F., et al. (2017). Cropmanage Online Decision Support Tool for Irrigation and Nutrient Management of Vegetables and Strawberries. Waikoloa, HI, Proceedings of the American Society for Horticultural Sciences. September.
  • Biscaro, A.S.; Cahn, M.D., et al. (2017). Evaluating an Online Tool for Managing Water and Nitrogen Fertilizer for Celery and Strawberry Production in California. Waikaloa, HI, Proceedings of the American Society for Horticultural Science. September.
  • Martin, F.; S., Fennimore., et al. (2017). Site-Specific Soil Pest Management in the Strawberry Production System. Proceedings of the Annual International Research Conference on Methyl Bromide Alternatives and Emissions Reductions. 37. November.
  • 2015. Biscaro, A.S.; Cahn, M.D., et al. (2015). Developing Web-based Irrigation and Nutrient Management Software for Celery Production. VIII International Symposium on Irrigation of Horticultural Crops.
  • 2015. Turini, T.A.; Biscaro, A.S. and Davis (2015). Evaluation of Sclerotium cepivorum distribution in naturally infested commercial fields in Central California. National The American Phytopathological Society Meeting.
  • Biscaro, A. (2014). ASHS (American Society for Horticultural Science). Orlando, FL. July 28, 2014.
  • Biscaro, A.S.; Orloff, S.B, et al. (2014). Impact of Biosolid-Compost, Manure and Mineral Fertilizer on Alfalfa Yield and Soil Fertility. Soil Science Society of America Annual Meeting.
  • Biscaro, A.S.; Cahn, M.D., et al. (2014). Nitrogen, Phosphorus and Potassium Uptake Patterns of Fresh-Market Onion Production in Southern California. Soil Science Society of America Annual Meeting.
  • Biscaro, A.; Orloff, S., et al. (2013). Evaluation of recently developed hay yield monitor. European Conference on Precision Agriculture (Proceedings), Lleida, Spain.
  • Biscaro, A.S. (2013). High Desert Crop Notes. Newsletter. Fall.
  • Biscaro, A. (2013). High Desert Crop Notes - Summer. Summer 2013.
  • Biscaro, A.; Orloff, S. (2012). Assessment of Alfalfa Yield Monitoring Technology to Improve Nutrient Use Efficiency. Insights, International Plant Nutrition Institute . Westerm Region Research Update. September 2012.
  • Biscaro, A.S.; Orloff, S.B. (2012). Evaluation of a recently developed hay yield monitor. Alfalfa and Forage News.
  • Biscaro, A.S. (2012). High Desert Crop Notes. Newsletter. Fall.
  • Biscaro, A.S. (2012). High Desert Crop Notes. Newsletter. Spring.
  • Biscaro, A.S. (2012). High Desert Crop Notes. Newsletter. Summer.
  • Orloff, S.; Canevari, M., et al. (2012). Recent Developments in Alfalfa Weed Control. California Weed Science Society (Proceedings), Santa Barbara, CA.
  • Biscaro, A.S. (2011). High Desert Crop Notes. Newsletter. Summer.
  • Biscaro, A.; Orloff, S., et al. (2011). Site-Specific Nutrient Management for Onion Production in Southern California: Soil Fertility and Fertilizer Usage Comparison. American Society of Horticultural Science (Proceedings), Waikoloa, HI.
  • Biscaro, A.; Orloff, S., et al. (2011). Summer annual weed control in established alfalfa in California. Western Society of Weed Science (Proceedings), Spokane, WA.
  • Putnam, D.; Biscaro, A., et al. (2010). Economic returns due to alfalfa cultivar selection over 30 years of testing in California environments. American Society of Agronomy (Proceedings), Long Beach, CA.
  • Biscaro, A.; Putnam, D., et al. (2010). Estimating the economic value of alfalfa variety selection. Proceedings of the California Alfalfa and Forage Symposium, Visalia, CA.
  • Biscaro, A. (2010). High Desert Crop Notes. Newsletter. Fall.
  • Biscaro, A.S. (2010). High Desert Crop Notes. Newsletter. Summer.
  • Biscaro, A.; Orloff, S. (2010). Site-specific fertilization can improve profits. Newsletter. Santa Maria.
  • Biscaro, A.; Orloff, S. (2010). Site-specific P and K fertilization for alfalfa: fertilizer usage and sampling density comparison. Proceedings of the International Conference on Precision Agriculture, Denver, CO.
  • Biscaro, A.; Orloff, S. (2009). Assessment of phosphorus and potassium soil spatial variability in alfalfa fields in the High Desert and Intermountain regions of California. Proceedings of the Soil Science Society of America Conference. Pittsburgh, PA.
  • Biscaro, A. (2009). High Desert Crop Notes. Newsletter. Fall.
  • Biscaro, A.; Orloff, S. (2009). Site-specific fertilization of alfalfa fields: improved yield at lower costs? Proceedings of the Western Alfalfa and Forage Conference, Reno, NV.
  • Biscaro, A. (2009). "UCCE Los Angeles Agriculture website." from http://celosangeles.ucdavis.edu/Agriculture/.
  • Biscaro, A.; Arriaga, F., et al. (2007). Assessment of soil physical prperties on different management practices and landscape position. Proceedings of the Southern Conservation Agriculture Systems Conference, Quincey, FL.
  • Biscaro, A.; Arriaga, F., et al. (2007). Management practices and landscape variability effect on selected soil physical properties. Proceedings of the American Society of Agronomy Southern Regional Branch. Mobile, AL, Graduate Research Forum, Auburn University, Auburn, AL.
  • Biscaro, A.; Garzella, T. (2006). Precision Agriculture: a valuable tool for reducing nitrogen environmental contamination from mineral fertilizers. Proceedings of the Brazilian Congress on Precision Agriculture. Piracicaba, Brazil.
  • Biscaro, A. (2004). Adoption of precision agriculture in Brazil. Notesalq. Piracicaba, Brazil.
  • Biscaro, A.; Menegatti, L., et al. (2004). Variable rate recommendation of P and K for sugar cane crops. Proceedings of the Brazilian Congress on Precision Agriculture. Piracicaba, Brazil.
  • Biscaro, A.; Molin, J., et al. (2002). Evaluation of leaf area index and Spodoptera frugiperda population influence on corn yield (Zea mays). International Symposium of Science Initiation - USP. Piracicaba, Brazil. 10.
  • Biscaro, A.; Molin, J., et al. (2002). Evaluation of three GPS receivers on dynamic condition. International Symposium of Science Initiation - USP. Piracicaba, Brazil. 10.
  • Biscaro, A.; Molin, J. (2001). Testing GPS receiver without differential correction for precision agriculture. International Symposium of Science Initiation - USP. Piracicaba, Brazil. 9.
  • Biscaro, A.; Ripoli, M. (1999). Use of Sugar cane and rice residues for electricity generation. International Symposium of Science Initiation - USP. Piracicaba, Brazil. 7.

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