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Roberta Roberti

Associate Professor

Department of Agricultural and Food Sciences

Academic discipline: AGR/12 Plant Pathology


Keywords: biofungicides soil borne pathogens phytopathogenic fungi induced resistance mechanisms of action of antagonists fungicides biological control

  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.