Speaker: Patrice Dreckmann
Patrice is an agribusiness professional with years of international experience. He is knowledgeable in all aspects of agribusiness and nursery development; crop selection, production and diversification, plant propagation, production, crop protection, IPM programs, finance, marketing, sales and distribution, as well as irrigation system evaluation and design.
Patrice has lived in many countries. He earned a BS in Agronoimic Engineering from Catholic University in Santiago, Chile, a Masters in Plant Nurition and Soil Science from University of Seville in Granada, Spain, and a Doctorate in Natural Sciences/Plant Ecology from University of Paris-Orsay, France. He also did post doctoral research in Paris. He is currently technical director of Rainbow Heights Nursery and Research Corporation in Rainbow California.
Specializing in figs, berries, Muscat grapes, pomegranates, mulberries, prickly pears, vegetable crops and horticultural crops, Patrice is knowledgeable about fruiting tees and other fruiting plants.