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Giorgio Prosdocimi Gianquinto

Full Professor

Department of Agricultural and Food Sciences

Academic discipline: AGR/04 Vegetable and Ornamental Crops

Research

Keywords: greenhouse management drought and salt stress urban agriculture soilless crops quality of vegetables mineral nutrition optimization optical sensors and nutritional status of vegetable crops

Current research activity is mainly oriented on:

- plant nutrition and fertilization in horticulture, with particular regard at: kinetic of nutrient uptake, interaction among macro- and micro-nutrients, methodological approach to the use of optical tools for plant nutritional status estimation and dynamic fertilization management, management of the nutrient solution in soilless cropping systems.

- management of water and irrigation with particular regard to the physiology of drought stress and evaluation of its effect on growth and yield, as well as the evaluation of evapotranspiration and determination of water requirements for crops (lisimeter studies) in tomato, bell pepper and potato.

Other research field deals with horticultural produce quality with regard to nutritional and sanitary aspects.

- Simplified hydroponics

Research activities are carried out in both temperate and tropical environments.