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Section Board for 'Crop Production' (39)

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Dr. Fernando Alferez
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Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS), University of Florida. Southwest Florida Research and Education Center (SWFREC), 2685 State Road 29 North, Immokalee, Fl 34142, USA
Interests: citrus; abiotic stress; plant growth regulators; fruit quality and yield; horticultural practices
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. 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. 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. 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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Dr. Éva Darkó
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Agricultural Institute, Centre for Agricultural Research, Martonvásár, Hungary
Interests: plant stress physiology; salt and drought stress; LED lighting: modification of plant growth and metabolism
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
Prof. Franco Famiani
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Dipartimento di Scienze Agrarie, Alimentari e Ambientali, Università degli Studi di Perugia, Perugia, Italy
Interests: agronomical characterization of olive genotypes; olive biology and physiology; olive growing; preharvest factors affecting olive oil quality; temperate fruit growing; use of growth regulators on fruit trees; photosynthesis and source-sink relationships in fruit trees; growth, physiology and biochemistry (with particular regard to carbohydrate, organic acids and nitrogenous compounds) of seeds and fruits of woody species
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
Prof. Dr. Timothy L. Grey
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Department of Crop and Soil Sciences, University of Georgia, Tifton, GA 31973, USA
Interests: pesticide dissipation; vegetables, tree nut, physiological crop and weed responses to herbicides
Prof. Dr. Silvia Guidoni
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Dipartimento di Scienze Agrarie, Forestali e Alimentari (DISAFA), Università degli Studi di Torino, 10124 Turin, Italy
Interests: vineyard management and grape quality; vineyard microclimate and its influences on grape ripening; secondary metabolites in grapes; biodiversity expressions in vineyards; ICT in precision viticulture
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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. 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
Prof. Dr. Roberto Mancinelli
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Department of Agriculture and Forest Sciences (DAFNE), University of Tuscia, 01100, Viterbo, Italy
Interests: crop production; crop protection; weed control; agricultural systems and management; environment and climate change in agriculture; greenhouse gas emissions
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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
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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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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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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. Rosario Paolo Mauro
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Department of Agriculture, Food and Environment, University of Catania, Via Valdisavoia, 5 - 95123 Catania, Italy
Interests: agronomic management in horticulture and floriculture; breeding of horticultural crops; crop physiology; vegetables quality; secondary metabolites
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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. 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. David Parsons
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Department of Agricultural Research for Northern Sweden, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, SE-901 83 Umeå, Sweden
Interests: forage and crop agronomy; crop-livestock interactions; systems modelling; biodiversity of forage legume species; remote sensing of forage crops
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 and Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Ferrara, Luigi Borsari 46, 44121 Ferrara, Italy
Interests: sustainable crop production; weed management; agroecological service crops; nitrogen management; soil management
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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. 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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Dr. Mohsin Tanveer
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School of Land and Food, University of Tasmania, Hobart 2007, Tasmania, Australia
Interests: agronomy; farming system; stress management; environmental pollution; sustainable development
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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
Dr. Francesco Primo Vaccari
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Institute of BioEconomy, National Research Council (IBE-CNR), Via Caproni 8, 50145 Firenze, Italy
Interests: plant ecology; climate change impact and mitigation; effects of high CO2 on crops and natural ecosystems; biosphere atmosphere interactions; biochar
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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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