Juan Bascón Fernández

Juan Bascón Fernández

Director of the Plant Production and Health Laboratory of Huelva, Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Rural Development, Regional Government of Andalusia

Juan Bascón Fernández

Director of the Plant Production and Health Laboratory of Huelva, Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Rural Development, Regional Government of Andalusia

EDUCATION

-              AGRICULTURAL ENGINEERING. Specialty: PLANT BREEDING. 1999. Higher Technical School of Agricultural Engineering and Forestry. University of Córdoba.

-              Higher technical diploma in Occupational Hazards, specialising in Safety in the Workplace, Industrial Hygiene, and Ergonomics and Psychology.

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

-              Field and laboratory technical advisor at the PLANT HEALTH LABORATORY OF SEVILLE, Department of Agriculture and Fisheries. Regional Government of Andalusia. His work was part of the Integrated Production Agreement on strawberry cultivation in the province of Huelva, which was drawn up between the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries and FRESHUELVA. He performed field trials on the effectiveness of active agents in disease control and drafted annual results and season reports, in addition to work related to detecting diseases (classical methods, PCR and ELISA).

-              Since May 2002: director of the Plant Production and Health Laboratory of Huelva, Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Rural Development, Regional Government of Andalusia. His job involves directing the laboratory and managing staff. In addition, as head of the Plant Pathology Area, he performs analyses for  fungi, viruses, bacteria and nematodes. Head of Laboratory Quality, accredited by the National Accreditation Agency (ENAC).

-              He teaches on courses in integrated production of garden strawberries and citrus fruits, the International Course on Strawberry Cultivation, and the Master's course in Plant Protection at the University of Sevilla, with responsibility for teaching various health-related aspects of strawberry cultivation in the province of Huelva, from a plant pathology perspective.

-              Author of several publications on plant pathology.