Dirceu Mattos Jr.
INSTITUTO AGRONÔMICO (IAC) / Centro de Citricultura Sylvio Moreira – Brazil
Scientific researcher, Mineral Nutrition of Plants
Dirceu Mattos Jr. received a B.Sc. Degree in Agronomy with the Universidade Estadual Paulista Julio de Mesquita Filho (1990), a Master's Degree in Soil Science and Plant Nutrition from the University of São Paulo (1993) and a Ph.D. in Soil and Water Science - University of Florida (2000). He is a scientific researcher with the Instituto Agronômico (IAC) in Brazil since 1994, with experience in agricultural production, with emphasis on Soil Fertility and Plant Nutrition, working mainly in the areas of mineral nutrition of plants, diagnostic nutritional status, nutrient use efficiency and fertilizers in agriculture, and management of soil fertility in citrus areas, as well as fruit quality. He has coordinated research and extension work on citrus production. Published books on citrus and several research articles. In the academic area, he is a professor of the Mineral Nutrition with the Graduate Program in Tropical and Subtropical Agriculture with the IAC. Currently is the Presidenty of the International Society of Citriculture.
Summary of Lecture
The role of ISC on world citrus industry
The International Society of Citriculture (ISC) is a permanent non-profit organization created in 1970 by citrus-oriented scientists and other interested professionals. The objective of the ISC is to strengthen internationally science and technology for the benefit of the worldwide citrus industry. The development of technology and expertise within the citrus production chain has supported the increase in production and the industry´s expansion, gaining social and economical importance. These new demands have brought new challenges that will not be solved under the assumption of isolated and static systems. Therefore, the ISC has fostered the coordination of the world production chain in the search for academic and technological issues that lead to efficiency of production and consumption of citrus and related products by organizing the international citrus congress and other meetings. The conference in 2016 will highlight achievements and prospect the Society’s role on this changing business.