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Roberta Roberti

Assistant professor

Department of Agricultural and Food Sciences

Academic discipline: AGR/12 Plant Pathology

Research

  1. Study of fungal diseases of cereal and horticultural plants.
  2. Plant disease control strategies having the lowest environmental impact, such as the application by different methods of biofungicides, based on fungal and bacterial microorganisms, both in greenhouse and in field.
  3. Understanding the mechanism of action of biofungicides towards the pathogen (hyperparasitism, antibiosis and  competition) and the plant (induction of systemic resistance).
  4. Study of the compatibility between biofungicides and chemical fungicides used to control plant diseases.