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UF/IFAS Citrus Research and Education Center

UF/IFAS Citrus Research and Education Center

Dr. Davie M. Kadyampakeni

Assistant Professor - Soil and Water Science

Program Emphasis

  • Develop and implement sustainable strategies that optimize water management for citrus production, conservation of water, and water quality.
  • Conduct research to improve water use efficiency in citrus production systems, minimizing water quality degradation, and maximizing productivity.
  • Develop local and regional water use models taking into consideration citrus planting systems, tree water requirements, irrigation scenarios, and water use for cold protection.
  • Apply precision agricultural technologies for local and regional water management.
  • Develop best management practices for water conservation and quality maintenance for surface and ground water sources.


  • Soil and Water Management and conservation
  • Nutrient management
  • Irrigation and drainage management
  • Water and nutrient best management practices
  • Crop production
  • Soil and crop modeling

Dr. Davie M. Kadyampakeni


Phone: (863) 956-8843

  • Program Members
  • Publications
  • Past Positions

    2014 to 2016: Researcher, International Water Management Institute, Accra, Ghana.
    2012 to 2014: Postdoctoral Research Associate, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL.
    2008 to 2012: Graduate Research Assistant, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL.
    2008: Irrigation Specialist, Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security World Bank-IFAD Project, Lilongwe, Malawi.
    2007: Scientific Officer, International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics, Lilongwe, Malawi.
    2002 to 2006: Irrigation Agronomist, Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security, Chikhwawa, Malawi.

  • Education

    2012 : Ph.D. Soil and Water Science, University of Florida, Florida, USA.

    2005 : M.S. Agronomy (Irrigation), University of Malawi, Malawi.

    2002 : B.S. Agriculture (Agricultural Engineering) with credit, University of Malawi, Malawi.