Jhony Armando Benavides Bolaños

Jhony Armando Benavides Bolaños

  • PhD cand., Soil Science
  • Advised by: Dr. Patrick Drohan


  • M.S., Soil Science & International Agriculture & Development, The Pennsylvania State University, 2019
  • B.S., Agricultural Engineering, Universidad del Valle (Cali, Colombia), 2015
  • A.A.S., Soil & Water Management, Universidad del Valle (Cali, Colombia), 2008

Areas of interest:

Soil science, remote sensing, and international agriculture.


  1. 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
  2. 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). In: English. Chemosphere, 265: 129086. Doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chemosphere.2020.129086
  3. 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. In: English. Doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.fcr.2018.12.01
  4. 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. In: English.
  5. 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. In: English. Doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.22267/rcia.173402.70
  6. 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. In: Spanish.
  7. 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. In: Spanish. Doi: 10.17584/rcch.2016v10i1.5112.
  8. 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. In: English.
  9. 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. In: Spanish.
  10. 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. In: English.