Instituto de Investigaciones
en Biociencias Agrícolas y Ambientales


  • Ingeniero Agrónomo. Facultad de Agronomía, Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina.
  • PhD. Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Suiza.
  • Plant Breeding Academy. University of California Davis, USA.

Cargos actuales

  • Investigador. Plant Production Systems. Agroscope. Suiza.
  • Investigador Externo (Ad-honorem). Facultad de Agronomía, Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Áreas de interés en investigación

  • Sensores en la producción vegetal y el mejoramiento genético vegetal.
  • Mejoramiento genético vegetal.

Publicaciones en revistas con referato (últimos 5 años)

  • Metzger K, Liebisch F, Herrera JM, Guillaume T, Walder F and Bragazza L. (2023). The use of visible and near-infrared spectroscopy for in situ characterization of agricultural soil fertility: a proposition of best practice by comparing scanning positions and spectrometers. Soil Use and Management. In press.
  • Turchetta M, Corinzia L, Sussex S, Burton A, Herrera J, Athanasiadis IN, Buhmann JM, Krause A. (2022). Learning Long-Term Crop Management Strategies with CyclesGym. Advances in Neural Information Processing Systems 35,
  • Grovermann C, Weiner M, Levy L, Locher M, Herrera JM, Winter E. (2022). Three decades of organic wheat improvement: Assessing the impact and returns on investment, Q Open, Volume 2, Issue 1, qoac005,
  • Casali L, Herrera JM, Rubio G. (2022). Resilient soybean and maize production under a varying climate in the semi-arid and sub-humid Chaco. European Journal of Agronomy 135: 126463.
  • Visse-Mansiaux M, Soyeurt H, Herrera JM, Torche JM, Vanderschuren H, Dupuis B. (2022). Prediction of potato sprouting during storage. Field Crops Research 278: 108396.
  • Morisse M, Wells DM, Millet EJ, Lillemo M, Fahrner S, Cellini F, Lootens P, Muller O, Herrera JM, Bentley AR, Janni M. (2022). A European perspective on opportunities and demands for field-based crop phenotyping. Field Crops Research 276: 108371.
  • Bousselin X, Cassagne N, Baux A, Valantin-Morison M, Herrera JM, Lorin M, Hédan M, Fustec J. (2021). Interactions between plants and plant-soil in functionally complex mixtures including grass pea, faba bean and niger, intercropped with oilseed rape. Agronomy 11: 1493.
  • Casali L, Herrera JM, Rubio G. (2021) Modelling maize and soybean responses to climatic change and soil degradation in a region of South America. Agronomy Journal; 1-13. Top cited article 2021-2022.
  • Torres-Guerrero CA, Gutiérrez-Castorena MC, Gutiérrez-Castorena EV, Ortiz Solorio CA, Herrera JM. (2020). Cuantificación de los componentes del suelo en secciones delgadas. Boletín de la Sociedad Geológica Mexicana. 72: 1-17.
  • Lüder RMH, Qin R, Richner W, Stamp P, Streit B, Herrera JM, Noulas, C. (2020). Small-scale variation in Nitrogen use efficiency parameters in winter wheat as affected by N fertilization and tillage intensity. Sustainability 12: 3621.
  • Herrera JM, Noulas C, Stamp P, Levy-Häner L, Pellet D, Qin R. (2020). Nitrogen rate increase not required for no-till wheat in cool and humid conditions. Agronomy 10: 430.
  • Herrera JM, Levy Häner L., Mascher F, Hiltbrunner J, Fossati D, Brabant C, Charles R, Pellet D. (2020). Lessons from 20 years of studies of wheat genotypes in multiple environments and under contrasting production systems. Frontiers in Plant Science. 10: 1745. Doi: 10.3389/fpls.2019.01745.
  • Wendling M, Charles R, Herrera J, Amossé C, Jeangros B, Walter A, Büchi L. (2019). Effect of species identity and diversity on biomass production and its stability in cover crop mixtures. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment 281: 81-91.

Formación de recursos humanos

  • Cuatro tesis doctorales dirigidas como codirector.
  • Dos tesis doctorales dirigidas actualmente como codirector.