João Marcelo Dalmazo Sanchez
Joao Marcelo Dalmazo Sanchez was born in Mineiros do Tiete, SP, Brazil, on February 13th, 1987. He is the oldest son of Joao Sanchez and Sonia Maria Dalmazo Sanchez. Joao is the brother of Luciane Fernanda D. Sanchez who is a Food Scientist graduated at University of Sao Paulo. Joao received his Animal Science bachelor degree at Faculdade de Zootecnia e Engenharia de Alimentos (FZEA), University of São Paulo (USP), in 2009. As an undergraduate student, Joao was a member of the Group of Studies in Forage and Pastures (GEFEP), member of Tutorial Education Program (PET), and also performed some internships related to ruminant nutrition and forage and grazing management. His final undergraduate internship was at a livestock consulting company, visiting several farms and conducting some projects.
On March of 2011, Joao started his Master’s Course at FZEA/USP, where he developed some studies about feed additives in dry season supplementation of heifers grazing Brachiaria brizantha, under advising of Dr. Valdo Herling. From March 2011, to March 2012, Joao was board member of Graduate Student Association at FZEA/USP. Joao moved to Range Cattle Research and Education Center in March of 2012 as a visiting scholar, to work in the forage research program lead by Dr. Joao Vendramini. His Master's course was concluded in February of 2014.
At the same month, Joao was awarded with a scholarship to start his Ph. D. program at University of Florida, guided by Dr. Joao Vendramini. He started his program on May of 2014 and is currently living at Range Cattle Research and Education Center, he conducts his researches and participate in the activities of Dr. Vendramini's program. His research is related to the management and nutritive value of perennial peanuts Arachis pintoi and Arachis glabrata in pasturelands of South Florida. The use of cool season annual legumes is a common practice in the state, especially in northern regions. Biological fixation nitrogen is a key feature of legumes, allowing them to capture the nutrient from the atmosphere incorporate in the soil/plant system. However, the availability of perennial, warm-season legume species is still low and limit the use by producers. Arachis glabratais know and used in Florida, and it's very persistent and productive and local edaphoclimatic conditions, although the establishment by vegetative material and the long establishment time are also limiting factors. Arachis pintoi is also a persistent and productive legume the can be established by seeds, however, very few literature about its use in Florida is available. With his researches, Joao hopes to provide important management information to improve productivity and nutritive value on both species in South Florida.