Jhony Armando Benavides Bolaños

Jhony Armando Benavides Bolaños

  • PhD cand., Soil Science & INTAD
  • Advised by: Dr. Patrick Drohan
420 ASI Bldg.
State College, PA 16802


  • M.S., Soil Science & International Agriculture & Development, The Pennsylvania State University, 2019
  • B.S., Agricultural Engineering, Universidad del Valle (Cali, Colombia), 2015

Areas of interest:

Remote sensing for land and water monitoring, sustainable & profitable agricultural systems.


  1. Benavides, J.A., & Norman C. (2023). Mapping with Drones. Extension Webinar. Penn State Extension. Link: https://extension.psu.edu/ecosystem-research-mapping-with-drones
  2. Bayuzick, S., McDill, M., Diefenbach, D., Guarin, D., Benavides J., Bonhage, A., Hirsch, F., Raab, T. (2022). Soil and geomorphic patterns within relict charcoal hearths could represent unique ecosystem niches. Geomorphology, 108525. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.geomorph.2022.108525
  3. Benavides, J.A., & Norman C. (2022). Using Drones in Agriculture and Natural Resource Management (available in Spanish). Extension Article. Penn State Extension. Link: https://extension.psu.edu/using-drones-in-agriculture-and-natural-resource-management 
  4. Ospina-Salazar, D.; Cortez-Hernandez, L.G.; Benavides, J.A.; Zúñiga-Escobar, O. (2022). Fruit Yield of Tabasco Pepper Under Water Deficit with Magnetically Treated Water. Revista CORPOICA, 23(2): 2476. https://doi.org/10.21930/rcta.vol23_num2_art:2476
  5. Rainford, S., Mortensen, D., Brooks, R. P., Drohan, P. J., Benavides-Bolaños, J.A. (2022). Bryophyte diversity and soil organic carbon content in contrasting Northern Appalachian vernal pools. Catena, 213, 106133. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.catena.2022.106133
  6. Benavides, J.A.; Drohan, P.J., Spargo, J.T., Maximova, S., Miller, D. & Guiltinan, M. (2021). Cadmium phytoextraction by Helianthus annuus (sunflower), Brassica napus cv Wichita (rapeseed), and Chyrsopogon zizanioides (vetiver). Chemosphere, 265: 129086. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chemosphere.2020.129086
  7. Zewen Jin; Can Chen; Xiaomin Chen; Fei Jiang; Isaac Hopkins; Xiaoling Zhang; Zhaoqiang Han; Grace Billy; Benavides Jhony. (2019). Soil acidity, available phosphorus content, and optimal biochar and nitrogen fertilizer application rates: A five-year field trial in upland red soil, China. Field Crops Research, 232: 77-87. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.fcr.2018.12.01
  8. Ospina-Salazar, D.; Benavides, J.A.; Zúñiga-Escobar, O.; Muñoz, C.G. (2018). Photosynthesis and biomass yield in pepper, radish and maize subjected to magnetically-treated water. Revista CORPOICA, 19(2): 307-321.
  9. Jiménez, C.O.; Benavides, J.A. & Zúñiga, O. (2017). Relationship between physical properties and the magnetic susceptibility for two agricultural soils of Valle del Cauca. Revista de Ciencias Agrícolas 34(2): 33-45. http://dx.doi.org/10.22267/rcia.173402.70
  10. Zúñiga-Escobar, O.; Jiménez-Alfaro, C.O.; Benavides, J.A. & Torres-González, C. (2017). Respuesta de la cúrcuma (Curcuma longa L.) a la aplicación de un bio-fertilizante tratado con un campo magnético. Revista Tecno Lógicas 20(38): 71-82.
  11. Zúñiga, O.; Benavides, J.A.; Jiménez, C.; Gutiérrez, M. & Torres, C. (2016). Efecto del agua tratada magnéticamente en el desarrollo y la producción de cúrcuma (Curcuma longa L.). Revista Colombiana de Ciencias Hortícolas 10(1): 176-185. http://dx.doi.org/10.17584/rcch.2016v10i1.5112
  12. Zúñiga, O.; Benavides, J.A.; Ospina-Salazar, D.; Jiménez, C. & Gutiérrez, M. (2016). Magnetic treatment of irrigation water and seeds in agriculture. Revista Ingeniería y Competitividad, 18(2): 217-232.
  13. Zúñiga E., O.; Jiménez, C.; Benavides, J.A. & Torres, C. (2016). Efecto de campos electromagnéticos sobre la actividad microbiana de un bio-fertilizante. Revista de Ciencias, 20(1): 27-40.
  14. Gutiérrez, M.; Zúñiga, O.; Benavides, J.A.; Ospina-Salazar, D. & López, P. G. (2016). Evaluation of heavy metal content on a sodic soil treated with bio-wastes. Revista de Ciencias, 20(1); 11-26.