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Section Board for 'Crop Production' (62)

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Prof. Dr. Martin Weih
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Section Editor-in-Chief
Department of Crop Production Ecology, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Ekologicentrum, Ulls väg 16, 750 07 Uppsala, Sweden
Interests: biodiversity; agriculture; plant physiology; plant biology; plant ecology; biodiversity and conservation; plant biodiversity; crop physiology; biomass; nitrogen; seedling; abiotic stress; crop; ecophysiology; ecosystem services; photosynthesis and bioenergy; energy crops; water use efficiency; nutrient use efficiency
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Dr. Peng Zhang
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1. College of Agronomy, Northwest A&F University, Yangling 712100, China
2. Institute of Water Saving Agriculture in Arid Areas of China, Northwest A&F University, Yangling 712100, China
Interests: soil fertility; soil and water conservation; crop yield; dryland farming; biochar/straw returning; film mulching; crop production; CO2; CH4; N2O; global warming; nitrogen cycling; nitrate leaching; carbon cycling; soil carbon sequestration; agriculture management practices
Dr. Tommaso Frioni
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Department of Sustainable Crop Production, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Via Emilia Parmense 84, 29122 Piacenza, Italy
Interests: viticulture; abiotic stress; grapevine eco-physiology; biostimulants; particle-film-technologies
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Dr. Fernando Alferez
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Horticultural Sciences Department, Southwest Florida Research and Education Center, University of Florida, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS), Immokalee, FL 34142-9515, USA
Interests: hormonal regulation of citrus fruit abscission; citrus tree health; fruit maturation and quality; fruit senescence
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Prof. Dr. Carlo Andreotti
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Faculty of Science and Technology, Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Piazza Università, 5-39100 Bozen-Bolzano, Italy
Interests: efficient use of water resources in vineyard; canopy management techniques to control berry ripening dynamic in grapevine; use of natural biostimulants to enhance performances and sustainability of fruit crops
Dr. Lorenzo Barbanti
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Department of Agricultural and Food Sciences, (DISTAL), University of Bologna, Viale Fanin 44, 40124 Bologna, Italy
Interests: biomass crops; non-food crops; organic cropping; sustainable crop production; herbs and medicinal plants; soil fertility; spatial variability of soil and crop characteristics
Prof. Dr. Laura Barsanti
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Istituto di Biofisica, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (CNR), Via Moruzzi 1, 56124 Pisa, Italy
Interests: microalgae; euglena; b-glucan; environmental monitoring; algae by-products; immunostimulants; algal photoreception
Prof. Dr. Cinzia Margherita Bertea
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Plant Physiology Unit, Department of Life Sciences and Systems Biology, University of Torino, via Quarello 15/A, I-10135 Torino, Italy
Interests: plant biostimulants; plant physiology; plant abiotic and biotic stress responses; secondary metabolism; plant DNA fingerprinting and barcoding
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Dr. Sally Bound
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Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture, University of Tasmania, Private Bag 98, Hobart, TAS 7001, Australia
Interests: fruit quality; crop load management; sustainable orchard floor management; soil health
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Dr. Angeles Calatayud
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Instituto Valenciano de Investigaciones Agrarias (IVIA), Department of Horticulture, Ctra. Moncada-Naquera km. 4.5, 46113 Moncada, Valencia, Spain
Interests: vegetable grafting; abiotic stress; photosynthesis; chlorophyll fluorescence; antioxidant activities
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Prof. Dr. Anders S. Carlsson
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Department of Plant Breeding, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Box 101, 23053 Alnarp, Sweden
Interests: plant oil; plant breeding; carbon allocation; sustainable crop production; plant biotechnology; next-generation plant breeding techniques
Prof. Dr. Pedro A. Casquero
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Research Group of Sustainable Agriculture and Engineering, Department of Agrarian Sciences and Engineering, Avenida de Portugal 41, 24009 Leon, Spain
Interests: crop production; crop protection; landraces, indigenous microorganism; natural products; environment and climate change in agriculture; plant × microorganism interaction
Dr. Yinglong Chen
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The UWA Institute of Agriculture, The University of Western Australia, Perth, WA 6009, Australia
Interests: root system architecture and functions; root models and simulations; rhizosphere interactions; plant physiology; mycorrhizal technology and applications
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Prof. Dr. Fadi Chen
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College of Horticulture, Nanjing Agricultural University, Nanjing 210095, China
Interests: physiology; abiotic stress; biotic stress; flooding; salinity; pathogen; flower development; flower pigmentation
Dr. Giacomo Cocetta
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Department of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, University of Milano, via Celoria 2, 20133 Milano, Italy
Interests: chlorophyll a fluorescence; crop physiology; fruit quality; plant hormones; postharvest; senescence; vegetables quality
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Prof. Dr. Luca Corelli-Grappadelli
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Department of Agri-Food Sciences and Technologies, University of Bologna | UNIBO, Viale Fanin 44, 40127 Bologna, Italy
Interests: tropical and tubtropical truit growing; biology and physiology of trees; arboriculture; temperate fruit growing
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Dr. Paul C. Davidson
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Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, Champaign, IL, USA
Interests: soil and water resources engineering; nutrient, pathogen, and pesticide transport in water; water quality; cover crops; vertical farming; hydroponics
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Prof. Dr. Daniele Del Buono
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Department of Agricultural, Food and Environmental Sciences, University of Perugia, 06121 Perugia, Italy
Interests: phytoremediation; nanoparticle; biostimulant; heavy metal; oxidative stress; plant nutrition; plant biochemistry; herbicides; abiotic stress in plant
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Prof. Dr. Giovanni Dinelli
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Department of Agricultural and Food Sciences, University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy
Interests: organic agriculture; agroecology; food health; circular economy; plant secondary metabolities
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Prof. Dr. Bettina Eichler-Löbermann
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Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, University of Rostock, Justus-von-Liebig-Weg 6, 18059 Rostock, Germany
Interests: sustainable crop production; mixed cropping systems; agrobiodiversity; soil fertility; nutrient cycles in agro-ecosystems
Dr. Sergio Esposito
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Department of Biology, University of Naples “Federico II”, Via Cinthia, 80126 Napoli, Italy
Interests: G6PDH; kinetics; nitrogen metabolism; protein folding; plant physiology; abiotic stress
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Dr. Marcella M. Giuliani
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Department of Agricultural sciences, Food, Natural resources and Engineering (DAFNE), University of Foggia, Foggia, Italy
Interests: durum wheat; nitrogen; deficit irrigation; processing tomato; organic system
Dr. Piebiep Goufo
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Centre for the Research and Technology of Agro-Environmental and Biological Sciences—CITAB, University of Trás-os-Montes and Alto Douro, Vila Real, Portugal
Interests: phytochemicals; regulation of crop growth (cereals, legume grains and grapevine); induced resistance to biotic and abiotic stresses; integrated disease management; sustainable use of agricultural chemicals and biologicals; sustainable agriculture practices
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Dr. Christa M. Hoffmann
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Institute of Sugar Beet Research at the Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, Göttingen, Germany
Interests: sugar beet; quality; abiotic stress; drought; WUE; N nutrition; N mineralization; texture; storage
Dr. Rainer W. Hofmann
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Faculty of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Lincoln University, Lincoln, New Zealand
Interests: functional plant biology; plant eco-physiology; and stress physiology, with a focus on mechanisms of stress resistance for crop improvement
Prof. Dr. Peng Hou
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Institute of Crop Sciences, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Beijing 100081, China
Interests: maize; high yield; high efficiency; environmental effects; physiological and ecological mechanism
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Dr. Wei Hu
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College of Agriculture, Nanjing Agricultural University, Nanjing 210095, China
Interests: crop physiology; crop ecology
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Dr. Yuan Huang
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College of Horticulture and Forestry Sciences, Huazhong Agricultural University, Wuhan Hubei 430070, China
Interests: Vegetable grafting healing, graft compatibility/incompatibility, grafted seedling production
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Prof. Dr. Bernhard Huchzermeyer
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Institute of Botany, Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz University, Herrenhäuser, 30419 Hannover, Germany
Interests: plant biochemistry and physiology; plant biology; abiotic stress tolerance; agricultural biotechnology; plant environmental stress physiology
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Dr. Marit Jørgensen
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Grassland and Livestock, Norwegian Institute of Bioeconomy Research - NIBIO, Ås, Norway
Interests: agronomy of forage production; plant interactions; plant ecophysiology; grasses; legumes; climate change adaptation; abiotic stresses; overwintering
Prof. Dr. Shaokun Li
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Institute of Crop Sciences, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences/Key Laboratory of Crop Physiology and Ecology, Ministry of Agriculture, Beijing 100081, China
Interests: maize cultivation; high yield and high efficiency; physiology and ecology
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Dr. Matevz Likar
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Department of Biology, Botany and Plant Physiology, Biotechnical Faculty, University of Ljubljana, Jamnikarjeva 101, SI-1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia
Interests: phytopathology; heavy metals; plant-fungi interactions; mycorrhiza; plant environmental stress physiology; physiology; plant physiology; plant ecology; soil science; plant biology
Prof. Dr. Rongcheng Lin
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Key Laboratory of Photobiology, Institute of Botany, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China
Interests: light signaling; photomorphogenesis; photosynthesis; chloroplast development; ROS
Prof. Dr. Lijun Liu
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College of Agriculture, Yangzhou University, Yangzhou, 225009, China
Interests: crop cultivation and physiology; greenhouse gas emission; nutrient use efficiency
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Dr. Yang Liu
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College of Agronomy, Northwest A&F University, 3 Taicheng Road, Yangling 712100, Shaanxi, China
Interests: wheat cultivation; water productivity; grain yield; high yield cultivation
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Dr. Guodong Liu
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Horticultural Sciences Department, University of Florida/IFAS, Gainesville, FL 32611, USA
Interests: plant physiology; plant nutrition; vegetable and fruit production; plant abiotic stress such as flooding/hypoxia, low-phosphorus, salinity
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Dr. Mercè Llugany
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Laboratory of Plant Physiology, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Bellaterra, 08193 Barcelona, Spain
Interests: biotic and abiotic stresses; metal-hyperaccumulating plants; biostimulants; heavy metal stress; aluminium stress; phytohormones; salinity stress; drought stress; flooding; functional foods; selenium; crop Biofortification
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Dr. Sergio Mapelli
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Italian National Research Council (CNR), Institute of Agricultural Biology and Biotechnology (IBBA), via A. Corti 12, 20133 Milan, Italy
Interests: plant physiology; plant biochemstry; abiotic strsses; genetic resurces for sustainable agriculture; environmental impact; anthropogenic impact; agroforestry; industrial plants; biomass renowable energy
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Prof. Dr. Marco Mariotti
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Department of Veterinary Science, University of Pisa, Via delle Piagge 2, 56124 Pisa, Italy
Interests: intercropping; forage crops; forage conservation and quality; pseudocereals; field crops fertilization
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Prof. Dr. Ilaria Marotti
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Department of Agricultural and Food Sciences, University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy
Interests: medicinal and aromatic plants, multifunctional crops, nutraceuticals, antioxidant activity, phytochemicals, polyphenols
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Dr. Nadia Massa
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Department of Sciences and Technological Innovation, University of Piemonte Orientale, viale T. Michel, 11-15121 Alessandria, Italy
Interests: arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi; mycorrhiza; symbiosis; roots
Dr. Jochen Mayer
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Agroscope, Department of Agroecology and Environment AOU, Zurich, Switzerland
Interests: cropping systems; plant-soil interaction; nitrogen dynamics; roots; rhizodeposition; manure
Prof. Dr. Pirjo Mäkelä
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Department of Agricultural Sciences, University of Helsinki, 00014 Helsinki, Finland
Interests: agronomy; crop management; crop physiology; cropping systems; stress physiology; yield formation
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Prof. Dr. Eiji Nishihara
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Laboratory of Arid Crop Production, Department of Life and Environmental Agricultural Sciences, Faculty of Agriculture, Tottori University, 4-101 Koyama Minami, Tottori 680-8553, Japan
Interests: allelopathy; allelochemical; soil sickness; unbalanced soil mineral nutrients; crop defense; biochar utilization
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Prof. Dr. Vitale Nuzzo
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Department of European and Mediterranean Cultures: Architecture, Environment, and Cultural Heritage, University of Basilicata, 75100 Matera, Italy
Interests: viticulture; drought and heat response; grapevine physiology; phenotyping; grapevine canopy and soil management; grapevine rootstocks
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Prof. Dr. Rajasekaran R. Lada
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Department of Environmental Sciences, Christmas Tree Research Center, Dalhousie University, Truro, NS B2N 5E3, Canada
Interests: physiology; environmental stress physiology & metabolism; seed physiology; crop adaptation; postharvest physiology; plant growth regulators; plant nutrition; tree physiology; ecophysiology; photosynthesis; horticulture
Dr. Emanuele Radicetti
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Department of Chemical, Pharmaceutical and Agricultural Sciences (DOCPAS), University of Ferrara, 44121 Ferrara, Italy
Interests: sustainable food production; sustainable cultivation; environmental-friendly agricultural practices
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Prof. Dr. Lara Reale
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Department of Agricultural, University of Perugia, Perugia, Italy
Interests: plant reproductive biology; stress response; flower and fruit anatomy; light and electron microscopy
Dr. Luca Regni
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Department of Agricultural, Food and Environmental Sciences, University of Perugia, 1, 06123 Perugia PG, Italy
Interests: tree plant physiology; abiotic stress; climate change; sustainability; environment; agricultural byproduct valorization; environmental impact assessment
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Dr. Paolo Ruisi
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Department of Agricultural, Food and Forest Sciences, University of Palermo, 90128 Palermo, Italy
Interests: conservation agriculture; N use efficiency; N2 fixation; AM symbiosis; crop productivity; cereals; pulses
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Prof. Dr. Pietro Santamaria
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Department of Agricultural and Environmental Science, University of Bari Aldo Moro, Via Amendola 165/A, 70120 Bari, Italy
Interests: agrobiodiversity; vegetable production; greenhouse production; plant nutrition; soilless culture; vegetable quality; nitrate
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Prof. Dr. Mariusz J. Stolarski
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Department of Plant Breeding and Seed Production, Faculty of Environmental Management and Agriculture, Centre for Bioeconomy and Renewable Energies, University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn, Pl. Łódzki 3, 10-724 Olsztyn, Poland
Interests: industrial and energy crops; biomass and byproducts; energy and economic efficiency; biomass production, harvesting, and logistics; multipurpose biomass utilization; bioproducts; biofuels; bioeconomy
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Prof. Dr. Daniel Tan
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Sydney Institute of Agriculture, Faculty of Science, The University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW 2006, Australia
Interests: crop agronomy; abiotic stress; farming systems; plant nutrition
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Dr. Silvia Tavarini
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Department of Agriculture, Food and Environment, University of Pisa, via del Borghetto 80, 56124 Pisa, Italy
Interests: agronomic management of fields crops; oilseed crops; crops for bio-based products and aromatic and medicinal plants; cropping systems diversification; crop quality and bioactive compounds; antioxidants; nutraceuticals; fatty acids
Prof. Dr. Giorgio Testa
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Department of Agriculture, Food and Environment (Di3A), University of Catania, Catania, Italy
Interests: agronomy; field crop; perennial grasses; biomass crops; bioenergy; sustainable crop production
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Dr. Ruizhi Xie
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Institute of Crop Sciences/Key Laboratory of Crop Physiology and Ecology, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs, Beijing 100081, China
Interests: maize; ecological physiology; growth and development; cultivation physiology; conservative farming system; sustainable development; agricultural technology
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Prof. Dr. Xinhua Yin
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Department of Plant Sciences, West Tennessee Research & Education Center, University of Tennessee, Jackson, TN 38301, USA
Interests: soil fertility; nutrient management; plant nutrition; conservation tillage; crop rotations; cover crops; precision agriculture; soil carbon sequestration; greenhouse gas emissions; nitrogen; potassium; sulfur
Prof. Dr. Mingcai Zhang
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College of Agronomy and Biotechnology, China Agricultural University, Beijing 100193, China
Interests: maize; crops; plant growth regulator; phytohormone; abiotic stress
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Prof. Dr. Hao Zhang
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College of Agriculture, Yangzhou University, Yangzhou 225009, Jiangsu, China
Interests: crop high-yield physiology; cultivation management; root function
Prof. Dr. Christian Zörb
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Institute of Crop Science, Quality of Plant Products, University of Hohenheim, Schloss Westflügel (340e), 70593 Stuttgart, Germany
Interests: abiotic stress physiology; salt stress; drought stress; plant nutrition; crop quality (proteins, metabolites, sec plant substances); viticulture
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