José Luiz Carvalho de Souza Dias
José Luiz Carvalho de Souza Dias was born on 4th October, 1988. He is the older son of Reinaldo de Souza Dias, a metallurgical engineer and a lawyer; Dulce Maria Carvalho de Souza Dias, a pediatrician; and brother of Ricardo Carvalho de Souza Dias, an agronomy undergraduate student.
In 2007, José began his Agronomy undergraduate program at Sao Paulo State Univeristy (Universidade Estadual Paulista – UNESP ), campus Jaboticabal.
As an undergraduate, José realized an internship at Santa Rita plant sugar and alcohol, participated in the CAPjr (junior consulting company),as a team member of the agricultural year 2009 and from November 2009 to February 2011 participated in the group GIEU (Group University business integration) as a representative of the events Committee.
On July 2011, José moved to Ona, Florida, where he started his undergraduate internship program advised by Dr. Brent Sellers at the Range Cattle REC. At Ona, José will work with Weed Science. Field studies will be conducted to determine the tolerance of several cultivars of tropical grass forages to newly introduced herbicides. Actual tasks to complete the project will include field plot layout, application of herbicides, visual estimation of forage injury, and forage harvesting.