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Topic Editors (21)

Dr. Alejandro Galindo
Dept. of Water Engineering & Management, Faculty of Engineering Technology, University of Twente, P.O. Box 217, 7500 AE Enschede, The Netherlands
Interests: Irrigation management; deficit irrigation; climate change; plant ecophysiology; water stress; water relations; water footprint; water use efficiency; water productivity; water saving; droughts and water scarcity; plant nutrition; evapotranspiration and plant modelling
Dr. María Teresa Lao Arenas
Department of Agronomy, Universidad de Almería (UAL), 04120 La Cañada, Almería, Spain
Interests: horticulture; nutrient management; abiotic stress tolerance; environmental impact assessment; soil science; wastewater; plant nutrition; crop physiology; fertilizers; nitrogen; light management in horticulture
Dr. Dimitrios S. Paraforos
Institute of Agricultural Engineering, Technology in Crop Production, University of Hohenheim, Garben Str. 9, 70599, Stuttgart, Germany
Interests: Agricultural Engineering; Automatic Control; Precision Agriculture
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Dr. Walter Chitarra
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1. Research Centre for Viticulture and Enology, Council for Agricultural Research and Economics, Via XXVIII Aprile 26, 31015 Conegliano (TV), Italy
2. Institute for Sustainable Plant Protection, National Research Council of Italy (IPSP-CNR), Strada delle Cacce 73, 10135 Turin, Italy
Interests: plant ecophysiology; genotype-environment interaction; plant-pathogen interaction; plant-AM fungi interaction; biocontrol; RNAi; plant priming
Dr. Or Sperling
Ministry of Agriculture, ARO, Gilat, Israel
Interests: abiotic stress, whole-plant physiology, carbohydrate management, mineral uptake, dormancy, climate shifts, plant hydraulics, and irrigation management
Dr. Matteo Caser
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Department of Agricultural, Forest and Food Sciences - Ornamental & Medicinal and Aromatic Plants, University of Turin, Largo Paolo Braccini, 2, 10095 - Grugliasco (TO), Italy
Interests: ornamental plants; MAPs; plant physiology; abiotic stress; plant biochemistry; nutraceutical properties; secondary metabolites
Dr. Carmen M. Padilla-Díaz
Labo Plantecologie, Vakgroep Plant en Gewas BW21, Faculteit Bio-ingenieurswetenschappen, Campus Coupure A, Coupure 653, 9000 Gent, Belgium
Interests: regulated deficit irrigation, Plant sensors for monitoring and irrigation management, Impact of climate change on plant growth and fruit development, Mechanistic plant modelling
Dr. Agnieszka Synowiec
Department of Agroecology and Crop Production, University of Agriculture in Kraków, 31-120 Kraków, Poland
Interests: allelopathy; weed biology and ecology; weed resistance to herbicides
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Dr. Gerassimos Peteinatos
Institute of Phytomedicine (360), Department of Weed Science, University of Hohenheim, 70599 Stuttgart, Germany
Interests: precision farming, sensors in agriculture, robotics, mechanical weed management, AI, hyperspecral data, innovation technologies
Dr. Luca Nerva
Research Centre for Viticulture and Enology, Council for Agricultural Research and Economics (CREA-VE), Via XXVIII Aprile, 31015 Conegliano (TV), Italy
Institute for Sustainable Plant Protection, National Research Council (IPSP-CNR), Strada delle Cacce 73, 10135 Torino, Italy
Interests: plant pathology;plant physiology; virology; mycology; bioinformatics; metagenomics and microbiomes studies
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Dr. Alfonso Exposito
Department of Economic Analysis and Political Economy, University of Seville. Ramon y Cajal 1, 41018 Sevilla, Spain
Interests: Agricultural economics; water economics; environmental and resources management; agricultural and environmental policy
Dr. Silvia Fogliatto
Department of Agricultural, Forest and Food Sciences, University of Turin, I-10095 Grugliasco, Italy
Interests: weed biology; seed germination; crop-weed interactions; weed management; herbicide resistance; sustainable use of herbicides; rice cultivation
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Dr. Thorsten Kraska
Institute of Crop Science and Resource Conservation & Field Lab Campus Klein-Altendorf, University of Bonn, 53359 Rheinbach, Germany
Interests: horticulture; vegetables; ornamental plants; growing substrates for sustainable plant production; growing substrates for sustainable plant production; stress physiology; plant phenotyping; plant pathology; plant protection; biorationals; biobased products; bioeconomy; Miscanthus; biomass plants; renewable resources
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Dr. Eric Ariel L. Salas
Agricultural Research and Development Program, College of Science and Engineering, Central State University, Wilberforce, Ohio, USA
Interests: Remote Sensing for Agricultural Applications, Agricultural Management and Practices, Agricultural Systems Modeling
Prof. Dr. Giuseppe Aiello
Dipartimento di Ingegneria, University of Palermo, 90133 Palermo PA, Italy
Interests: Engineering; Computer Science; Agricultural and Biological Sciences; Business, Management and Accounting; Decision Sciences; Mathematics; Energy; Environmental Science; Chemical Engineering; Materials Science; Chemistry; Physics and Astronomy; Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs)
Dr. Ehsan Tavakkoli
NSW Department of Primary Industries, Wagga Wagga Agricultural Institute, Wagga Wagga, NSW 2650, Australia
Interests: dryland agriculture; soil constraints; water use efficiency; crop nutrition; soil-plant interaction; soil-based amendments; crop yield improvements in hostile soils
Dr. Vinay Pagay
School of Agriculture, Food and Wine, University of Adelaide, Adelaide, SA 5005, Australia
Interests: Agricultural Engineering; Agriculture Agronomy & Agriculture; Horticultural Crop Growth and Development; Horticultural Production; Horticulture; Oenology and Viticulture; Plant Biology; Plant Physiology; Sensor Technology
Dr. Enrico Francia
Department of Life Sciences, Università degli Studi di Modena e Reggio Emilia
Interests: Cereal crops; Tomato crop; Abiotic stress tolerance; Crop production; Crop physiology; Crop genetics; Crop breeding
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Asst. Prof. Raffaele Cortignani
Department of Agriculture and Forest Sciences (DAFNE), Tuscia University, Via San Camillo de Lellis, 01100 Viterbo, Italy
Interests: agricultural economics; mathematical programming; productive and management choices; economic-financial analysis; adaptation to climate change; management of irrigation water; changes in land use
Dr. Jorge Antonio Sánchez-Molina
Department of Computer Science, Universidad de Almería
Interests: Industrial Engineering;Control Systems Engineering;Agricultural Engineering;Skills and expertise; MATLAB Simulation;Agriculture;Control Theory;Robotics;System Modeling;Automation & Robotics;Mechatronics;Automation;Control and Instrumentation;Advanced Control Theory
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Dr. Danilo Hottis Lyra
Department of Computational & Analytical Sciences, Rothamsted Research, Harpenden AL5 2JQ, UK
Interests: maize and wheat breeding; quantitative genetics; statistical genomics; association studies; gene-based mapping; genomic prediction; and high-throughput plant phenotyping for crop improvement
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