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Managing Editor

Elvio Bellini

Editor

Riccardo Gucci, Università di Pisa

Riccardo Gucci completed his Ph.D. at the Department of Horticulture, Michigan State University, in 1988 and he is currently Full Professor of Fruit Tree Science at the Department of Agricultural, Food and Environmental Sciences of the University of Pisa, where he teaches the courses "Tree Science" and "Olive Growing and Viticulture".

Scientific expertize: ecophysiology, orchard management, tree physiology

Associate Editors

Roberto Botta, Università di Torino

Full Professor of Fruit Tree Science at the Department of Agricultural, Forest and Food Sciences (DISAFA) of the University of Torino, where he teaches the courses of "Applications of plant biotechnologies" and "Orchard management for fruit quality". President of the Magistral Course in Plant Biotecnologies at the University of Torino.

Scientific expertise: Germplasm preservation and characterization. Breeding. Isolation and use of molecular markers. Orchard and post harvest management. Fruit and nut quality.

Gianluca Burchi, CRA-VIV Pescia (PT)

Graduated in Agricultural Science at the University of Bologna in 1982, Post-Doc in Biotechnology at the University of Pisa in 1993. Currently he is Director of CRA-VIV Landscaping Plants and Nursery Research Unit in Pescia, Italy.

Scientific expertise: Breeding and germplasm conservation of cut flowers and ornamentals; Improvement of flower quality and longevity; Innovative substrates in Horticulture.

Giuseppe Colla, Università della Tuscia, Viterbo

Teaching activity at the University of Tuscia: "Vegetable cropping systems", "Floriculture", "Protected Cultivation", "Soilless culture". Coordinator and principal investigator in many research projects on horticultural crops funded by Italian Ministry of Agricultural, Food and Forestry Policies, Italian Ministry of Education, Ateneo Italo-Tedesco, Italian Space Agency, Private Companies, European Union, etc. Coordinator of the COST Action FA1204 ‘Vegetable Grafting to Improve Yield and Fruit Quality under Biotic and Abiotic Stress Conditions’ (www.cost.eu/domains_actions/fa/Actions/FA1204)

Scientific expertise: greenhouse crops; vegetable grafting; plant nutrition; biostimulants.

Francesco Ferrini, Università di Firenze

Cherubino Leonardi, Università di Catania

PhD in 1994; currently he is full professor at Catania University, where he teaches the courses “Vegetable and flower cultivation” and “Protected cultivations”; he is coordinator of the International PhD course on “Agricultural, Food and Environmental Science”.

Scientific expertise: Seedling production, sustainable production processes and techniques, vegetables, produce quality.

Alberto Palliotti, Università di Perugia

Ph.D. in 1992 at the Department of Arboriculture and Plant Protection, University of Perugia; associate Professor at the Department of Agricultural, Food and Environmental Sciences in the University of Perugia; teaching: “Viticulture I and II” and “Environmental Arboriculture”; coordinator of Ph.D. course in “Agricultural and Environmental Sciences” in the University of Perugia.

Scientific expertise: grapevine ecophysiology, vineyard management, autochthonous/minor grape varieties

Alberto Pardossi, Università di Pisa

Degree in Agricultural Sciences (1983) and PhD in Horticulture (1989) at the University of Pisa. Research Assistant at the University of Pisa (1988-1999); Associate Professor at the University of Milan and then a the University of Pisa (1998-2012); Full Professor at the University of Pisa; (2009-) Coordinator of PhD Programme in Agriculture, Food and Environment. Teaching activity: vegetable and ornamental crops; greenhouse and hydroponic crops.

Scientific expertise: Greenhouse soilless culture and containerised outdoor nursery stocks (plant water relations and mineral nutrition; substrate; crop modelling); Open-field vegetables crops (fertigation, mineral nutrition); Post-harvest physiology of fresh-cut products.

Francesco Serio, CNR-ISPA Bari

Francesco Serio is currently researcher at the Institute of Sciences of Food Production of the National Research Council of Bari. His studies are focused on vegetable crops and specially on the impacts of cropping systems (soil and soilless systems) on production quality. His research activity is carried out at the Experimental Farm “La Noria” (web site: http://noria.ba.cnr.it/).

Scientific expertise: Hydroponic, Vegetable Yield and Quality, Plant Nutrition

Massimo Tagliavini, Libera Università di Bolzano (Bozen)

Scientific expertise: Nutrizione minerale, fisiologia, tecniche colturali, rapporti suolo-albero, apparati radicali, ecosistemi arborei

Secretary

Francesco Baroncini, Società di Ortoflorofrutticoltura Italiana