40 Under 40, Class of 2020

Dario Chavez

Company

University of Georgia

Job Title

Assistant Professor

Accomplishments

Dario J. Chavez is from Riobamba, Ecuador and his family has farmed for four generations. Dr. Chavez became the Peach Research and Extension Specialist at the University of Georgia in 2014. His work focuses on plant production based on the plant’s genetic potential, orchard management practices, growing environment, and their interactions. He has created a new program focusing on peach orchard management, tree longevity, irrigation practices, root interaction with tree health, production, and plant breeding and genetics.





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