by Lana Koepke Johnson
Juan Ignacio Rattalino Edreira joined the University of Nebraska–Lincoln Department of Agronomy and Horticulture Jan. 9, 2016, as a postdoctoral researcher and became a research assistant professor June 1, 2017.
Rattalino grew up on a crop and livestock farm in the Argentinean Pampas.
He came to the university from Monsanto, Argentina, where he worked for three years as the TD Corn System & Agronomic Practice Supervisor for Latin America (Argentina, Paraguay, Chile, Uruguay).
He earned a bachelor’s degree in agronomy with high distinction and a doctorate in agronomy from the University of Buenos Aires.
Rattalino’s expertise is in crop physiology, resource use-efficiency, cropping systems, management practice recommendations and yield gap analysis.
His passion for new challenges and eagerness to learn brought him to Nebraska. He is currently working on yield gap estimation for the Global Yield Gap and Water Productivity Atlas, identification of causes for yield gaps in U.S. soybean based on producer self-assessment data, and yield forecasts for corn in the U.S. Corn Belt.
Rattalino is a sports enthusiast. He also enjoys traveling and spending time with his wife, Agostina, and daughter, Antonia.
For more information about Rattalino, see https://agronomy.unl.edu/rattalino-edreira.