Ana Clara Gomes

Ana Clara Gomes


BioWRAP Team

Meet Ana Clara Gomes

Graduate research assistant

Institution: University of Nebraska - LincolnDepartment: Weed ScienceEmail: [email protected]

Originally from Sao Paulo, Brazil, I am the first woman in my family to study agronomy. As a graduate research assistant at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, I am under the supervision of Dr. Chris Proctor. USC University of Sacrad Heart Bauru-SP in Brazil awarded me with a bachelor’s degree in agriculture engineering in 2018. After graduating, I worked in the industry with extensions of application technology, resulting in returning to grad school to prepare for my future opportunities. My expertise will be in weed science and collaboration with the BioWRAP project.

Her hobbies are CrossFit workouts, being in touch with nature, traveling, and watching movies.



Frequently Asked Questions

We understand there are many questions you may have in regards to BioWRAP. Here are some answers to some frequently asked questions that we receive.

The long-term goal is to create a locally-sourced, customizable, spray-on biopolymer-based films to serve as soil cover that can be synchronized to crop growth cycles under differing climatic conditions and applied using precision agricultural equipment. The system would also support socioeconomic resiliency, positive bioeconomic cycles, biotechnology adoption, sustainable crop production, and soil health in EPSCoR states.

Transforming biopolymers into a local material will equitably distribute the costs and benefits of biotechnology adoption by crop producers and support rural workforce development. Creating a protective, but permeable spray-on biopolymer cover will provide physical weed suppression, enable crop producers to reduce herbicide use, protect soil ecosystem diversity, effectively manage field edges, help conserve natural resources, buffer waterways from agrochemical runoff, enhance land productivity, and increase crop production resiliency.

We hypothesize that adoption of BioWRAP technology will vary by region and producer characteristics, climate conditions, soil type, and underlying preferences will lead to differential adoption across regions and cropping systems. Our team plans to assess the potential market for BioWRAP using structured group discussions in locations where producers and purchasers/retailers to gain the most accurate assessment of the market potential of biodegradable biofilm technology.

Initial testing will include corn and soybeans. Application of the product may include autonomous spray platforms as well as field scale commercial sprayers.

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