Horticultural Sciences Department

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Dr. Lincoln Zotarelli

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Office:1241 Fifield Hall
Phone:352-273-4949
E-mail:lzota@ufl.edu

Assistant Professor

Areas of Specialization

Vegetable production with emphasis on irrigation and nutrient management

Water conservation in irrigation systems

Conventional vegetable production systems

Educational Background

  • Ph.D., Agronomy, Universidade Federal Rural do Rio de Janeiro, Seropédica, Brazil (2005)
  • M.S., Agronomy, Universidade Federal Rural do Rio de Janeiro, Seropédica, Brazil (2000)
  • B.S., Agronomy, Universidade Estadual de Maringá, Maringá, Brazil (1997)

Extension Program

  • Irrigation water management of vegetable crops
  • Fertilization of vegetable crops
  • Modified cultural practices and evaluation of potential new genetic material more adapted to Florida growing conditions
  • UF-IFAS Vegetable Variety Trials Website http://hos.ufl.edu/extension/variety-trials

Work and International Experiences

  • Assistant Professor, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL (2010-present)
  • Assist. Research Scientist, Agricultural & Biological Engineering Department, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida (2007-2010)
  • Postdoctoral researcher, Agronomy Department and Agricultural & Biological Engineering Department, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida (2005-2007)
  • Assistant Professor, Agronomy Dept., Universidade Estadual de Londrina, Londrina, PR, Brazil (2003-2005)
  • Visiting Scholar, Natural Resource Ecology Laboratory, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado (2001)
  • Visiting Scholar, Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO), Perth, Australia (2000)

Program Personnel

  • Pam Solano, Biological Scientist
  • Christian Christensen, Ph.D. Candidate
  • Emmanuel Torres-Quezada, Ph.D. Candidate
  • Andre Biscaia, Ph.D. Student
  • Heraldo Takao Hashiguti - Research Scholar - Ph.D. student of State University of Maringa, Brazil
  • Fernanda Krupek, Intern - undergraduate student of Agronomy from University of Sao Paulo, Brazil
  • Rodrick Mwatuawa, Visiting Scholar - Malawi

Publication List (link)

Selected Publications

  • Raymundo, R., S. Asseng, R. Prassad, U. Kleinwechter, J. Concha, B. Condori, W. Bowen, J. Wolf, J.E. Olesen, Q. Dong, L. Zotarelli, M. Gastelo, A. Alva, M. Travasso, R. Quiroz, V. Arora, W. Graham, C. Porter. 2016. Performance of the SUBSTOR-potato model across contrasting growing conditions. Field Crops Research. doi:10.1016/j.fcr.2016.04.012.

  • Reyes-Cabrera, J., L. Zotarelli, M.D. Dukes, D.L. Rowland., S.A. Sargent. 2016. Soil moisture distribution under drip irrigation and seepage for potato production. Agricultural Water Management. 169: 183-192.

  • Paranhos, L.G., Barrett, C.E.g, L. Zotarelli, R.L. Darnell, K. Migliaccio, T. Borisova. 2016. Planting date and in-row plant spacing effects on growth and yield of cabbage under plastic mulch. Scientia Horticulturae. 202: 49-56.

  • Rens, L.R., L. Zotarelli, A. Alva, D.L. Rowland, G. Liu, K.T. Morgan. 2016a. Fertilizer nitrogen uptake efficiencies for potato as influenced by application timing. Nutrient Cycling in Agroecosystems. 104: 175-185.

  • Liao, X., Z. Su, G. Liu, L. Zotarelli, C. Snodgrass. 2016. Impact of soil moisture and temperature on potato production using seepage and center pivot irrigation. Agricultural Water Management. 165: 230-236.

  • Rens, L.R., L. Zotarelli, D.J. Cantliffe, P. Stoffella, D. Gergela, D. Fourman. 2016b. Commercial evaluation of seasonal distribution of nitrogen fertilizer for potato. Potato Research. 59: 1-20.

  • Migliaccio, K.W., K.T. Morgan, G. Vellidis, L. Zotarelli, C. Fraisse, D. Rowland, J.H. Andreis, J.H. Crane. 2016. Smartphone apps for irrigation scheduling. Transaction of ASABE. 59(1): 291-301. 

  • Makani, M.N., S.A. Sargent, L. Zotarelli, D.J. Huber, C.A. Sims. 2015. Irrigation method and harvest time affect storage quality of two early-season, tablestock potato (Solanum tuberosum L.) cultivars. Scientia Horticulturae. 197: 428-433.

  • Rens, L.R., L. Zotarelli, D.J. Cantliffe, P. Stoffella, D. Gergela, D. Fourman. 2015a. Rate and timing of nitrogen fertilizer application on potato 'FL1867' Part II: Marketable yield and tuber quality. Field Crops Research. 183: 267-275.

  • Zotarelli, L., L.R. Rensg, D.J. Cantliffe, D. Gergela, P. Stoffella, D. Fourman. 2015. Rate and timing of nitrogen fertilizer application on potato 'FL1867' Part I: plant nitrogen uptake and soil nitrogen availability. Field Crops Research. 183: 246-256.

  • Barrett, C.E., L. Zotarelli, L.G. Paranhosg, P. Dittmar, C.W. Fraisse, J.J. VanSickle. 2015. Optimum planting configuration for commercial high population plasticulture grown cabbage. HortScience 50: 1472-1478.

  • Byrd, S.A., D.L. Rowland, J. Bennett, L. Zotarelli, D. Wright, A. Alva, J. Nordgaard. 2015. The relationship between sap flow and commercial soil water sensor readings in irrigated potato (Solanum tuberosum L.) production. American Journal of Potato Research. 92: 582-592.

  • Rens, L.R. , L. Zotarelli, D.J. Cantliffe, D. Gergela, P. Stoffella, D. Fourman. 2015b. Biomass accumulation, marketable yield, and quality of Atlantic potato in response to nitrogen. Agronomy Journal. 107: 931-942.

  • Zotarelli, L., L.R. Rens, D.J. Cantliffe, D. Gergela, P. Stoffella, D. Fourman. 2014. Nitrogen fertilizer rate and application timing for chipping Potato ‘Atlantic’. Agronomy Journal. 106: 2215-2226.

  • Byrd, S.A., D.L. Rowland, J. Bennett, L. Zotarelli, D. Wright, A. Alva, J. Nordgaard. 2014. Reductions in a commercial potato irrigation schedule during tuber bulking in Florida: physiological, yield, and quality effects. Journal of Crop Improvement. 28: 660-679.

  • Reyes-Cabrera, J., L. Zotarelli, M.D. Dukes, S.A. Sargent, D.L. Rowland. 2014. Drip as alternative irrigation method for potato in Florida sandy soils. American Journal of Potato Research. 91: 504-516.

  • Haynes, K.G., D. Gergela, X. Qu, M.W. Peck, G.C. Yencho, M.E. Clough, M.R. Henninger, D.E. Halseth, G.A. Porter, P.C. Ocaya, L. Zotarelli, S. Menasha, B.J. Christ, and C. Hutchinson. 2014. Elkton: A new potato variety with resistance to internal heat necrosis for chipping directly from the field in the south. American Journal of Potato Research. 91: 269-276.

  • Gelcer, E., C.W. Fraisse, K. Dzotsi, Z. Hu1, R. Mendes, L. Zotarelli. 2013. Effects of El Niño southern oscillation on the space-time variability of agricultural reference index for drought in midlatitudes. Agriculture and Forest Meteorology. 174-175: 100-128.

  • Zotarelli, L., N.P. Zatorre, B.J.R. Alves, C.P. Jantalia, J.C. Franchini, S. Urquiaga, R.M. Boddey. 2012. Influence of no-tillage and frequency of a green manure legume in crop rotations on balancing N outputs and preserving soil organic C stocks. Field Crop Research. 132: 185-195.

  • Zotarelli, L., M.D. Dukes, J.M.S. Scholberg, K.L. Femminella, and R. Munoz Carpena 2011. Irrigation scheduling of green bell pepper using capacitance soil moisture sensors. Journal of Irrigation and Drainage Engineering. 137: 73-81.

  • Dukes, M.D., L. Zotarelli, K.T. Morgan. 2010. Use of irrigation technologies for vegetable crops in Florida. HortTechnology. 20: 133-142.