Dr. Davie M. Kadyampakeni
Assistant Professor - Soil and Water Science
- 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
- Program Members
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.
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.