Dr. Juan Landivar

Dr. Juan Landivar Bowles earned a bachelor’s degree in crop science in 1976, a master’s degree in plant genetics in 1979 and doctorate in crop physiology in 1987, from Mississippi State University.

In 1988, joined the Texas A&M System as a cropping systems expert at the Corpus Christi center.   Areas of expertize include development of management strategies for the use of growth regulators in cotton and for helping to develop a Crop Weather Station Network with simulation models and management tools for cotton and sorghum farmers.   In 1998, Landivar joined Delta and Pine Land Co. as director of research and technical services for Latin America.  Before returning to Corpus Christi, Dr. Landivar served as vice-president of the company’s board of directors’ joint ventures in Brazil.  Currently (2008 to date) serves as Center Director at Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Centers at Corpus Christi and Weslaco Texas, where he directs programs in Mariculture technology and the development of cropping systems for Cotton, Sorghum, Citrus, Sugar Cane and Vegetables for South Texas.