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Ayerza (h), R. , W. Coates, and M. Lauria. 2002. Chia as an omega-3 fatty acid source for broilers: influence on fatty acid composition, cholesterol and fat content of white and dark meat, on growth performance and on meat flavor. Poultry Science, Savoy, Illinois, U.S.A. 81:826-837.

Ricardo Ayerza (h)

Consulting Services

The propose of these references is to share the published information generated in the research and development projects (R&D) on new crops for arid and semiarid zones, in which Ricardo Ayerza (h) has been envolved. The period goes from 1979 up to present. Their work covers many aspects of the production and uses of new crops for arid and semi-arid lands.


In order to keep the highest scientific and technical standards, only those projects published in "per review journals", scientific conferences and chapters of scientific books are presented here.

They are available in the language in which they were published (English, Spanish or Portuguese). Some of them have a summary in English, French, Portuguese and Spanish.


Publications are grouped by plant species, including research made in Argentina, Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico, Paraguay, Peru and USA. However, due the high number of papers totally or partially done in the South American Gran Chaco, those related to this vast ecosystem, have the word Chaco at the end of the references.

Curriculum Vitae


Over 20 years as associate in Arid Lands, office of Arid Lands Studies, The University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, USA. Associate professor at the Agricultural School, Peninsula de Santa Elena State University, La Libertad, Ecuador. Former Executive Member of the arid Lands Committee, American Association for the Advancement of Science, Washington D.C, USA. Project leader of the projects that introduced chia as commercial crop in Argentina, Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay and Peru; Jojoba in Argentina and Peru, and Moringa in Argentina and Ecuador. He has published a number of Scientific papers, 82 of them in per review journals in the European Union, Canada, Japan and USA. He has written 4 books on Chia, Jojoba, Guayule and Buffel Grass from the introduction in the country until reaching the commercial crop stage.