Horticultural Sciences

Dr. Lincoln Zotarelli

Associate Professor

Mailing Address:
Fifield Hall
2550 Hull Road
PO Box 110690
Gainesville, Florida 32611

Office: 1241 Fifield Hall
Phone: (352) 273-4949
E-mail: lzota@ufl.edu

  • Areas of Research
    • Vegetable production with emphasis on irrigation and nutrient management
    • Water conservation in irrigation systems
    • Conventional vegetable production systems
  • Educational Background
    • Ph.D., Agronomy, Universidade Federal Rural do Rio de Janeiro, Seropédica, Brazil (2005)
    • M.S., Agronomy, Universidade Federal Rural do Rio de Janeiro, Seropédica, Brazil (2000)
    • B.S., Agronomy, Universidade Estadual de Maringá, Maringá, Brazil (1997)
  • Extension Program
    • Irrigation water management of vegetable crops
    • Fertilization of vegetable crops
    • Modified cultural practices and evaluation of potential new genetic material more adapted to Florida growing conditions
    • UF-IFAS Vegetable Variety Trials Website ()
  • Work Experience
    • 2017-present: Associate Professor, Horticultural Sciences Department, University of Florida, Gainesville.
    • 2010-2017: Assistant Professor, Horticultural Sciences Department, University of Florida, Gainesville.
    • 2008-2010: Asst. Research Scientist, Agricultural & Biological Engineering Department, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, USA.
    • 2005-2007: Postdoctoral Researcher, Agronomy Department and Agricultural & Biological Engineering Department, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, USA.
    • 2003-2005: Assistant Professor, Agronomy Dept., State University of Londrina, Londrina, PR, Brazil.
    • 2001- Research Assistant, Natural Resource Ecology Laboratory, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO, USA.
    • 2000- Research Assistant, Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO) and Cooperative Research Centre for Legume in Mediterranean Agriculture – (CLIMA), University of Western Australia – Perth, WA. Australia.
  • Professional Memberships
    • Member, American Society of Agronomy, 2005-present.
    • Member, American Society of Soil Science, 2005-present.
    • Member, American Society of Horticultural Science, 2010-present.
    • Member, Potato Association of America, 2010-present.
    • Member, American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers, 2014-present

Selected Publications

AuthorsYearTitle / DescriptionPublication
Rens, L.R.g, L. Zotarelli, D.L. Rowland, K.T. Morgan 2018 Optimizing nitrogen fertilizer rates and time of application for potatoes under seepage irrigation. Field Crops Research. 215: 49-58.
Barrett, C.E. g, L. Zotarelli, L.G. Paranhos, P. Dittmar, C.W. Fraisse, J. VanSickle 2018 Economic feasibility of converting from a bare ground system with seepage irrigation to plasticulture for cabbage production: Where is the risk? HortSciences 53, 875-881.
Barrett, C.E. g, L. Zotarelli, L.G. Paranhos, P. Dittmar, C.W. Fraisse, J. VanSickle 2018 Optimization of irrigation and N-fertilizer strategies for cabbage plasticulture system. Scientia Horticulturae 234, 323-334.
Raymundo, R., S. Asseng, R. Prassad, U. Kleinwechter, J. Concha, B. Condori, W. Bowen, J. Wolf, J.E. Olesen, Q. Dong, L. Zotarelli, M. Gastelo, A. Alva, M. Travasso, R. Quiroz, V. Arora, W. Graham, C. Porter.  2016  Performance of the SUBSTOR-potato model across contrasting growing conditions. Field Crops Research. doi:10.1016/j.fcr.2016.04.012.
Reyes-Cabrera, J., L. Zotarelli, M.D. Dukes, D.L. Rowland., S.A. Sargent.   2016  Soil moisture distribution under drip irrigation and seepage for potato production. Agricultural Water Management. 169: 183-192.
Paranhos, L.G., Barrett, C.E.g, L. Zotarelli, R.L. Darnell, K. Migliaccio, T. Borisova.  2016 Planting date and in-row plant spacing effects on growth and yield of cabbage under plastic mulch. Scientia Horticulturae. 202: 49-56.
Rens, L.R., L. Zotarelli, A. Alva, D.L. Rowland, G. Liu, K.T. Morgan.  2016 Fertilizer nitrogen uptake efficiencies for potato as influenced by application timing. Nutrient Cycling in Agroecosystems. 104: 175-185.
Liao, X., Z. Su, G. Liu, L. Zotarelli, C. Snodgrass.  2016 Impact of soil moisture and temperature on potato production using seepage and center pivot irrigation. Agricultural Water Management. 165: 230-236.
Rens, L.R., L. Zotarelli, D.J. Cantliffe, P. Stoffella, D. Gergela, D. Fourman. 2016 Commercial evaluation of seasonal distribution of nitrogen fertilizer for potato. Potato Research. 59: 1-20.
Migliaccio, K.W., K.T. Morgan, G. Vellidis, L. Zotarelli, C. Fraisse, D. Rowland, J.H. Andreis, J.H. Crane. 2016 Smartphone apps for irrigation scheduling. Transaction of ASABE. 59(1): 291-301.
Makani, M.N., S.A. Sargent, L. Zotarelli, D.J. Huber, C.A. Sims. 2015 Irrigation method and harvest time affect storage quality of two early-season, tablestock potato (Solanum tuberosum L.) cultivars. Scientia Horticulturae. 197: 428-433.
Rens, L.R., L. Zotarelli, D.J. Cantliffe, P. Stoffella, D. Gergela, D. Fourman. 2015 Rate and timing of nitrogen fertilizer application on potato 'FL1867' Part II: Marketable yield and tuber quality. Field Crops Research. 183: 267-275.
Zotarelli, L., L.R. Rensg, D.J. Cantliffe, D. Gergela, P. Stoffella, D. Fourman. 2015 Rate and timing of nitrogen fertilizer application on potato 'FL1867' Part I: plant nitrogen uptake and soil nitrogen availability. Field Crops Research. 183: 246-256.