Research groups

AGMFACIL - Agrometeorology Research Group

Phone: +55 (19) 34294283 r 218 Fax: +55 (19) 34294439 r 4439

AGMFACIL is the website of the Agrometeorology Research Group of ESALQ / USP, coordinated by Professor Paulo Cesar Sentelhas. Who currently has several researchers, including undergraduate, postgraduate and postdoctoral students, in order to provide information on the research and extension activities. The objective is to disseminate Agrometeorology as a science of great importance. This group is aimed at professionals who are directly connected with agriculture, like students, producers, extensionists, consultants, researchers or managers. Wanting to increase your knowledge in this area open a communication channel with this group of researchers.


AGRIMET - Research and Extension in Agricultural Crops Meteorology Group

Phone: 55 19 34478506 r 8506 Fax: +55 19 34478506 r 8506

Conduct studies on the impact of weather and climate on agricultural crops, and evaluate production systems and techniques that contribute to the advancement of knowledge, productivity and sustainability of agriculture in Brazil.


GBAZP - Extension Group on Welfare, Ambience and Precision Zootechnics

The group aims to provide constant training of its members in the areas of ambience and wellfare using precision tools, focusing on animal production systems. In his work, he disseminates the importance of these themes, with projects of extension to the academic community, small and large producers and the public in general, through the promotion of technical-scientific events, courses and open meetings.


GEPEB - Extension and Research on Energy and Biosystems Group

Phone: +55 (19) 3447-8523
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To provide knowledge on the management of production systems by providing support for material incorporation evaluation, analysis of emergy flows, life cycle analysis and the use of natural resources, aiming to question the sustainability of these systems.


GEPEMA - Experimentation and Agricultural Modeling Group

Phone: +55 (19) 34294100 r 4100

Conducts experiments to collect physiological and physical data from tropical agricultural crops that allow to improve and adapt models of simulation of these plants of agronomic interest. Development of computational programs based on experimental data that simulate the growth and development of certain species of agriculturals, and models of these are applied in studies that contribute to the advancement in knowledge, productivity increase and sustainability of Brazilian agribusiness.

GEPIBE - Extension and Integrated Research in Biomass and Energy Group

Phone: +55 (19) 3447-8542

The purpose of this group is to carry out extension and research activities related to the technical, economic and environmental implications of the production of bioenergy and first and second generation biofuels from a wide variety of raw materials (biomass) of sugarcane. Recent increases in crop production (maize, sugarcane and others) for first generation biofuels have generated increasing concerns about possible conflicts with food supply and soil and water protection, as well as The emission of greenhouse gases. This increases the sense of urgency of governments, entrepreneurs and researchers around the development of biofuels produced from non-food biomass, called second generation biofuels.
The group operates in the following areas:
- Water Productivity in sugarcane cultivation;
- Biomass Energy Potential;
- Precision Irrigation;
- Use of new technologies: thermography, spectral response, aerial platforms (drones) for monitoring and quantification of biomass in agricultural production systems; called second generation biofuels.

GEPTA - Extension in Application Technology Group

Phone: +55 (19) 34478522

The group is composed of undergraduate and graduate students of the Department of Biosystems Engineering LEB-ESALQ-USP. It works in several areas of research and development. In application technologies, generating responsible scientific knowledge.  Employ sustainability technique through projects and partnerships that integrate the technological advances to the reality of the agricultural sector. 

GEPURA - Studies and Practices for the Rational Use of Water Group

Phone: +55 (19) 3429-4074

GEPURA emerged from the first actions to construct the Participatory Social and Environmental Master Plan of the "Luiz de Queiroz" Campus of USP, these activities were intended to discuss and propose actions to solve socio-environmental problems existing on campus. In this context, Working Groups (WGs) were created on several themes, from the Water WG, the GEPURA was created, which was made effective and institutionalized in the Council of the Department of Biosystems Engineering (LEB / ESALQ / USP). Council of the Center of Nuclear Energy in Agriculture (CENA / USP), being approved as an inter-unit group in the year 2007, as foreseen in the Commission of Culture and Extension of USP.

GMAP - Mechanization and Precision Agriculture Group

Phone: +55 (19) 34294165 / 34478514
The Mechanization and Precision Agriculture Group is coordinated by Prof. Dr. José Paulo Molin and is composed of undergraduate and graduate students from Department of Biosystems Engineering LEB-ESALQ-USP. The group participates in research of precision mechanization and agriculture for the development areas, improvement and evaluation of techniques and equipment. The group also organizes events for the dissemination of knowledge, such as "Navigation Workshop on Navigation in Agriculture", Workshops, an extension practice with rural producers and exhibitions in fairs and technical-scientific events. 


GPEAS - Water and Soil Studies and Practices Group

Phone: +55 (19) 34294283 r 210

The Group was created in 2005, with the objective to develop activities that assist professionals working in the areas of water quantity management to be applied in irrigation, application of computational models aimed at Dynamics of water and solutes in the soil, physical analysis of the agricultural environment and elaboration and assembly of training courses and lectures (symposiums). The group activities involve the management of the amount of water to be applied to the crops: soil moisture estimation, use and application of tensiometers, solution extractors and salinity control in protected environments. It uses models capable of predicting the dynamics of water and solutes in the soil. In order to elucidate questions of financial aspects and possibility of environmental impacts, as well as, the monitoring of nutrient application in the soil, and implementation of systems and projects of Drainage. It uses the crop productivity computational simulation in the most diverse climate, soil and plant situations to evaluate the climatic variables effects on crops in protected environmentsss.


GPID - Irrigation and Drainage Practices Group

Phone: +55 (19) (19) 3447-8552

The GPID is a volunteer training group linked to the Department of Biosystems Engineering - ESALQ - USP. This group was formed in 1994 and since then has been carrying out practical activities, research projects and extension in the management of water resources notably in the area of irrigation and drainage.

NUPEA - Ambience Research Center

Phone: +55 (19) 34478563 r 8563 Fax: +55 (19) 34226675 r 6675

NUPEA was created in 1991. Nowadays, due to the increase in the critical mass and the activities developed, it has become a Research Center. It works in ambience areas for animal and vegetal production, use of agroindustrial residues, water quality and environmental legislation. It consists of teachers, researchers, postdoctoral students, doctoral students, masters, students of scientific initiation and trainees from different areas.


TOPOGEO - Research and Extension in Topography and Geoprocessing Group

Phone: +55 (19) 3447-8535

The main objective of the group is the research and extension using tools of Topography and Geoprocessing (Remote Sensing, Satellite Positioning Systems and Geographic Information Systems) in the area of agrarian and environmental sciences. The research and extension activities of the group seek to contribute to the country's agricultural development. Focusing on the development of a sustainable agriculture that greater productivity reduction of environmental impacts.