Rhuanito Soranz Ferrarezi Associate Professor; Emphasis: Controlled environment horticulture Horticulture Institute for Integrative Precision Agriculture
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UGA Athens Campus

Office location: room 1317 Miller Plant Sciences Building

Laboratory location: Horticulture CEA Laboratory

   located at 106 Riverbend Road, Athens, GA 30602

Hi, I am Rhuanito Ferrarezi - an Associate Professor of Controlled Environment Agriculture (CEA) at the Department of Horticulture at the University of Georgia.

My program focuses on irrigation, plant nutrition and cropping systems, and emphasizes production issues confronting greenhouse and indoor farming production.

My overall research goal is to maximize the yield and quality of ornamental and vegetal crops and advance horticultural science through basic and applied research using sustainable horticultural practices. Additionally, my research aims to increase CEA profitability and sustainability by enhancing water and fertilizer management and optimizing hydroponics and other cropping systems. Research is conducted through the procurement of extramural funding, and research results are published in peer-reviewed journals and educational materials.

My teaching duties involve undergraduate and graduate student education. I participate actively in graduate education by chairing and serving on graduate committees, supervising thesis and dissertation research, and publishing research results with students and young professionals.

Interested in CEA at UGA? Feel free to contact me!


  • B.S. Agronomy and Crop Science, Universidade de Estado de Santa Catrina, Brazil, 2002
  • M.S. Agriculture, Agronomic Institute (IAC), Campinas/SP, Brazil, 2006
  • Ph.D. Agricultural Engineering, Universidade Estadual de Campinas, Brazil, 2013


  • 30% Teaching
  • 65% Research
  • 5% Service