Jose Angel Sanchez Alcala

José Ángel Sánchez Alcalá, Agronomist from the University of Almería. Currently working as Superintendent and Advisor of Superintendent, also known as Advisor for the Sustainable Use of Phytosanitary Products according to RD 1311/2012 (Spanish and European Law), throughout different golf courses in the south of Spain and Canary Islands such as Rio Real Golf, La Quinta Golf, Aloha Golf Club, La Cala Golf, Cabopino Golf, Las Americas Golf, La Cañada Golf Club and Golf La Duquesa. He´s also Associate Professor of Plant Nutrition in the Master in Management of Golf Course Maintenance at EADE University in Malaga since 2004. In addition to his career in the field of maintenance of sports fields he has developed a research activity; the main lines being the development and use of technologies in the line of good practices from the environmental point of view, the improvement of efficiency of fertilizers, fertigation and the study of biostimulants, phyto-fortifiers and elicitors of plant defence responses. Also, he is currently focusing his work on the study for a more sustainable management for golf courses, keeping in mind the concepts of carbon, water and nitrogen footprint.