Cooperation Projects

28 Colorado State University (CSU) – USA – Through work relations and Prof. Franck Dayan classes participation, in 2018 an agreement attempt with CSU was started initially involving the weed science groups. At the time Prof. Luis Avila participated in a CSU meeting to discuss the subject matter. Throughout 2018 the negotiations advanced and recently  Prof. Edinalvo Camargo visited again the weed science group at CSU, this time meeting the college dean with the prospect of elaborating an agreement between Faculdade de Agronomia Eliseu Maciel (FAEM) and College of Agricultural Science. This possibility would favor all PPGs in FAEM (8 in total). In 2019, a project was approved as described in the internationalization topic, coordinated by Prof. Luis Avila in the visiting professor notice by FAPERGs which foresee Prof. Franck Dayan coming and visiting students going to Colorado. In this project Prof. Franck has already been here once and the students Marcus Fipke and Andrisa Balbinot went in the beginning of 2020. The second student went with resources from other Prof. Avilas research projects.


27 University of Teneesse (UT) – USA – Dr. Scott Senseman (Prof. Luis Avila and Prof. Edinalvo Camargo doctoral professor advisor) is head of the Department of Plant Sciences. The students Daniela Tessaro (Master by PPGFs) and Gabriel Vogel interned at the referred institution through collaborating actions between PPGFs and the referred university. Currently the doctoral students Cristiano Piasecki is having a partial completion of the graduate program at UT.


26 Universidad Nacional San Agostin de Arequipa – Peru – Prof. Luis Avila has cooperation with UNSA with Prof. Victor Hugo Casa Coila.


25 Universidad Nacional del Altiplano – Puno – Peru – Prof. Luis Avila has cooperation with UNA, ministering courses on Weed Science at the university. 


24 Universidad Nacional de Colombia – Prof. Luis Avila has an agreement with Prof. Guido Armando Plaza Trujillo, with the development of cooperation projects, in which he participates as c0-professor advisor of the doctoral student Mónica Dotor, being that he was a part of the examining board in the project defense and in the doctoral qualification board. Besides that, Prof. Avila will minister a subject at graduate level about herbicide physiology  at this university.


23 Agreement with Julius Kühn Institut (JKI) - Federal Research Centre for Cultivated Plants, Institute for Plant Protection in Fruit Crops and Viticulture (Institut für Pflanzenschutz im Obst- und Weinbau), Dossenheim - Germany.   Since 2008 Dr. Prof. Anderson Grutzmacher with Dr. Heidrun Vogt in the pesticide to predator selectivity field.


22 Federal Biological Research Centre for Agriculture and Forestry, Institute for Biological Control, Biologische Bundesanstalt (BBA), Darmstadt - Germany. Since 2004. Agreement with Prof. Anderson Grutzmacher and Dr. Sherif A. Hassan in the pesticide to parasitoids selectivity field.


21 Biofabrica Moscamed, Tapachula, Mexico – A doctoral student had a partial completion of the graduate program at the factory.


20 US Pacific Basin Agricultural Research Center Agricultural Research Service, US Department of Agriculture (USDA) em Hilo, Hawaii – A student went to USDA in Hilo through an exchange.


19 University of Ghent – Through an agreement with UGhent, a doctoral student went on a exchange in 2009 (Moises Joao Zotti) and Dr. Guy Smagghe visits Brazil annually.


18 USDA –ARS – Stuttgart – Through an agreement with the Dale Bumpers National Rice Center, a doctoral student had a partial completion of the graduate program with Dr. David Gealy.


17 USDA - ARS – Beltsville –Through an agreement with USDA-ARS Beltsville, there is a PVE approved project in which is foreseen 3 doctoral students having partial completion of the graduate program abroad. Dr. Lewis Ziska has been to Brazil in 2015 to minister subjects at graduate level.


16 University of California DAVIS – Prof. Luis Avila used to have cooperation with Dr. Albert Fischer from UCDavis in herbicide resistant weeds in irrigated rice. In the development of a project financed by FAPERGS, Dr. Albert Fischer coming to Brazil was made possible, when he ministered a course about herbicide resistant weeds. With Dr. Fischer recent retirement (2015), the exchange is being revised.


15 INRA Sophia Antipolis, França – Dr. Marcos Botton has a research agreement with INRA in France, working with Pseudococcidae in temperated climate fruit bowls Bioecology, which made possible the doctoral student Vitor to have a partial completion of the graduate program abroad.


14 USDA - Hilo Hawaii – Dr. Marcos Botton has cooperation with the US Department of Agriculture, working in the use of toxic bait in the fruit flies handling. This cooperation made possible the doctoral student Ruebn to have a partial completion of the graduate program abroad.


13 Universidade de Pisa, Italia -  Dr. Marcos Botton has cooperation with Universidade de Pisa, Italia, working with vine pest handling with Dr Andrea Lucchi.


12 University of Ghent – In 2015, when Prof. Moises Zotti was hired, a memorandum of understanding MoU between UFPel and UGent was established. This scientific agreement was established specifically between the Universidade de Ghent by Faculdade de Engenharia de Biociências (Belgium) and the Universidade Federal de Pelotas (Brasil) by Faculdade de Agronomia "Eliseu Maciel"/PPGFs. Both sides with the purpose of developing cooperation through educational and academical exchanges, with exchanges that will beneficial to both institutions. The foreseen exchanges are for students, staff and professor, in both directions (in e out). In 2016 the masters students Ciro Pedro Pinto, through this agreement developed part of his researches at UGEnt. In 2018 the student Ericmar Avila dos Santos also developed part of his research at UGEnt. In 2019 the doctoral student Deise Cagliari will develop part of her research at UGent with resources from iPlanta. In 2019 is foreseen Prof. Guy Smagghe coming to UFPel for a sabbatical. In 2019/2020 the doctoral student Deise Cagliari had partial completion of the graduate program abroad.


11 Instituto Moscafrut - Mexico – Prof. Dori Edson Nava has kept cooperation with Dr. Pablo Montoya from the Instituto MoscaFrut em Metapa de Domingez, Chiapas, Mexico, where a doctoral student had part of her studies advised by the researcher. In 2014, Dr. Pablo Montoya came to Brazil to perform a lecture at  Enfrut, that took place in São Joaquim and in 2015 is foreseen a visit from the Brazilian side to the institute with the goal of knowing the biofactory and the national fruit flies program. 


10 Universidade Eduardo Mondlane, Mozambique: Prof. Flávio Garcia has agreement with Universidade Eduardo Mondlane, in which foresees doctoral and masters students exchange to PPGFs, until now this agreement brought Sr. Carlos Fernando Jairoce that had his masters degree with a Banco Mundial grant (2012-2014) and in 2014 Sr. Adelino Mussalama will have his masters degree with a PEC-PG grant.


9 Aahrus University – Prof. Luis Avila from the Weed Science center has a agreement with Dr. Per Kudsk and Dr. Bo Melander, from which allowed Sra. Ananda Scherner to perform her full doctoral degree (2014-2017) and the doctoral student Fabio Schreiber  partial completion of the graduate program interning at the same university in 2015. Besides that, both professors visited PPGFs in 2014 and ministered two lectures about weeds. 


8 Instituto Julius Kühn (IJK) de Proteção de Plantas em Fruticultura e Viticultura, Dossenheim, Germany: Profa. Danielle Barros has cooperation with Dr Osmar Nickel from Embrapa Uva e Vinho and Dr. Wilhelm Jelkmann from IJK, through Elen Bonilha de Souzas partial completion of the graduate program abroad, aiming the “Characterization of apple tree infecting virus species”.


7 Centro de investigação das Ferrugens do Cafeeiro (CIFC)/Instituto de Investigação Científica Tropical in Portugal. Prof. Danielle has an agreement with CIFC, being that this collaboration began in 2012 with a visit from Dra. Leonor Guerra Guimarães to the Crop Protection department at UFPel, where ministered the course “Introduction to proteomics” and a lecture about her self developed work. In 2013 Professor Danielle Ribeiro de Barros was invited by CIFC to be a postdoctoral in the proteomics field, supervised by Drª Leonor.


6 Project in partnership with Universidad de La Republica Uruguay (UDELAR): PPG em Ciências Agrárias (Edital:  CGCI nº 040/2011). PPGFs has partnerships with Universidade de La Republica do Uruguai (UDELAR) in research activities and human resources training through the project "Interações tritróficas entre moscas-das-frutas (Diptera, Tephritidae), seus hospedeiros e parasitoides (Hymenoptera) em regiões produtoras de frutíferas de Clima Temperado do Rio Grande do Sul e do Uruguai" approved in 2012 through a CAPES-UDELAR notice, under the coordination of Prof. Dr. Flávio Roberto Mello Garcia. In 2013 2 work missions and 2 studies missions were made. Prof. Dra. Gabriela Asplanato from UDELAR was at UFPel, where she received training and visited the orchards were the experiments take place in Brazil, Prof. Dr. Flávio R.M. Garcia visited Uruguay, where he uttered opening conference at the "Seminário sobre Manejo de moscas-das-frutas" in Montevidéu and visited the orchards where the Montevideo, Canelones and Salto collecting take place. PPGFs from UFPel received during 12 months the doctoral student Maria Victoria Calvo Silvera from UDELAR, who developed part of her thesis in the insects ecology laboratory e attended several subjects, the same happened to the UFPel doctoral student Emily Silva de Araújo at UDELAR.


5 Exchange with Instituto Jülich Forschungszentrum which allowed Dr. Peter Burauels to visit between the 19th and 20th of November, 2012, who, besides gather with professors from the weed science field to discuss research partnerships, ministered a lecture to the graduate students from the program from the weed science field about Aging of pesticides on soil. In 2012 Prof. Luis Avila visited the research center and ministered a lecture about herbicide dynamics in irrigated rice.


4 Trough the agreement with University of Arkansas (UARK) it was possible to perform several professors and students exchange in both directions. Since its establishment, 3 undergraduate and 6 doctoral students (Carlos Eduardo Schaedler, Luiz Fernando Dias Martini, Leonard Pivetta, João Paulo Refatti, Marlon Bastiani e Fernanda Caratti) were sent on the exchange and currently a undergraduate and a doctoral student (Lariza Benedetti) are on exchange. UFPel received 3 times Dra. Nilda Roma Burgos and once Dr. Richard Masson. In this partnership there are two active projects, one to bring students to Brazil coordinated by  Prof. Richard Masson and Prof. Nilda Burgos, and a PVE-CNPq project coordinated by Profs. Dirceu Agostinetto, Luis Avila and José Alberto Noldin. 


3 Through the partnership with Mississippi State University, PPGFs has kept importante scientific exchange with Professor Joseph Harry Massey , who visited the program with 7 undergraduate students and professor Dr. Jack Varco, between  11th and 18th of march, 2012. This partenership has promoted the participation of doctoral students in programs of partial completion of the graduate program in other institution through internship abroad, Carla Rejane Zemolin has had part of her studies done at Mississippi State University. After Dr. Massey left USDA, MSSTATE hired Dr. Te Ming (Paul) Tseng, with who Prof. Luis Avila has cooperation.


2 Through agreement between UFPel and Texas A&M University (TAMU) there are important exchanges in the weed science field, with participation of Professor Scott Allen Senseman ministering classes in subjects in the weeds field. Furthermore the agreement PPGFs-UFPel/TAMU has allowed internships of doctoral students from the program. Besides having received several undergraduate students, Texas A&M received for a partial completion of the graduate program the students Camila Peligrinotti Tarouco and Franciele Mariani. When Dr. Scott Senseman left TAMU to University of Tennessee, Dr. Muthu Bagavathiannan was hired, with who professores Luis Avila and Edinalvo Camargo have ongoing collaboration. Dr. Muthu has received several students linked through PPGFs professor, among them Josiane Argenta (undergraduate intern at University of Arkanas and current masters student at TAMU),  Matheus Martins (undergraduate inter at TAMU and current masters student at PPGFs) and Queli Ruchel (Partial completion of the graduate program at TAMU e doctor through PPGFs).


1 International exchange with Darmstadts BBA, Germanys DAAD and UFPel with the objective of developing standardized tests for the selectivity of pesticides on parasitoids of eggs of the gender Trichogramma in Brazil and also develop studies of plants volatile compounds. Coordinator: Prof. Anderson Grutzmacher.