Francelino joined Lincoln Agritech as a Senior Scientist and Group 2nd in charge in Precision Agriculture Group.
He has been working in precision agriculture and remote sensing since 2004, including in his MSc, PhD and Postdoctoral studies. During his time, he has got precision agriculture and remote sensing experience in contrasting cropping systems (coffee, sugarcane, cereals) in a various of countries (Brazil, Australia and Mexico) and at different spatio-temporal scales - from plot experiments towards small and commercial farming systems to regional scale.
Before joining Lincoln Agritech in July 2021, he has worked eight and a half years at the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT). At CIMMYT he was involved in projects related to maize and wheat high throughput phenotyping, and precision agriculture and remote sensing techniques applied to crop management at different spatial scales – executing field campaigns in various countries in East Africa and South Asia and Mexico.
His research focuses on the analysis and interpretation of spatial and temporal agricultural data sets, built up by the use of proximal and remote sensing technologies. Francelino is interested in the use of such technologies for high-throughput phenotyping and in the development of decision support systems for growers from different industries.