He holds a degree in Agricultural Engineering from the Faculty of Agricultural Sciences of Córdoba, National University of Córdoba, Argentina (1993-1999). In 1999 he started working at the Instituto Nacional de Tecnología Agropecuaria (INTA) La Rioja where he worked on pastures and rangelands in arid and semi-arid environments. Between 2003 and 2005 he obtained his master's degree at the National University of Mar del Plata (UNMdP). In 2006 he moved to INTA Rafaela and worked on pasture production and utilization in dairy systems. Between 2008 and 2012 he obtained his PhD at the Technical University of Munich, Germany.


He is a native of Morteros, Córdoba, Argentina. Since 2012 he joined INTA Balcarce and since 2014 he leads the Pasture Production and Utilization group at INTA Balcarce and teaches "Forages" (undergraduate) and "Ecophysiology applied to pasture management" (graduate) at the Faculty of Agricultural Sciences of the UNMdP. He has knowledge of the ecophysiological mechanisms that determine the productivity and nutritive value of pastures. This allowed him, among other things, to adapt and develop models that simulate pasture production and quality.


He has experience in the gestation and coordination of applied research projects (INTA-Eco-efficient and low carbon pastures in livestock, UNMdP-Ecophysiological management of forage species for productive and sustainable livestock systems). Currently, he is editor of the national project "Sustainable increase of production and utilization of conserved pastures and forages" (INTA, portfolio 2020-2025). He directs Master's and PhD students in topics related mainly to pasture production and utilization. He is the author of more than 100 publications related to pasture production and utilization.

With the support of
Fondo Coreano de Alianza para el Conocimiento en Tecnología e Innovación (KPK)