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Section Board for 'Innovative Cropping Systems' (42)

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Prof. Dr. Carlo Leifert
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Section Editor-in-Chief
1. Faculty of Science and Engineering, Southern Cross University, East Lismore, NSW 2480, Australia
2. Centre for Organics Research (COR), Southern Cross University, East Lismore, NSW 2480, Australia
3. Stocksbridge Technology Centre (STC), Selby YO8 3TZ, UK
Interests: soil management; crop protection; crop breeding for low input systems; ‘low input’ and organic agricultural systems development; nutritional quality of organic and low input dairy production systems; food quality and safety assurance; food processing technology; nutritional control of gastrointestinal diseases in monogastric farm animals (pigs/poultry)
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Dr. Ricardo Bressan-Smith
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Plant Physiology Laboratory, Universidade Estadual do Norte Fluminense, UENF/CCTA, Av. Alberto Lamego, 2000, Campos dos Goytacazes, RJ 28013-602, Brazil
Interests: plant physiology; grapevine physiology; viticulture
Dr. Carlos Cantero-Martínez
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Crop and Forestry Sciences Department, School of Agriculture and Forestry, University of Lleida, Avda. Rovira Roure, 191.25198 Lleida, Spain
Interests: agronomy; cropping systems; cropping technology; integrated crop management; soil fertility; soil-plant-atmosphere interactions; conservation agriculture; N fertilization efficiency, water use efficiency; C and N cycles; C sequestration and GHG mitigation.
Dr. Marta Francisco
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Department of Plant Genetics, Spanish National Research Council-Misión Biológica de Galicia, 36080 Pontevedra, Spain
Interests: rassica; glucosinolates; phenolic compounds; circadian clock; herbivory; metabolomics; defense compounds; plant protection
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Dr. Zimin Li
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UCLouvain, Earth and Life institute, Environment science, Croix du Sud 2 bte L7.05.10, de Serres,Level 0, Room A031.10 à, 1348 Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium
Interests: cycle of silicon, carbon, Al, Fe and nutrients; biogeochemical cycles and soil processes in agrosystems; biochar; phytolith
Dr. Adamo Domenico Rombolà
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Department of Agricultural and Food Sciences (DISTAL), University of Bologna, Viale Fanin 44, 40127 Bologna, Italy
Interests: agroecology; biodiversity; climate change; natural resources management; physiology; viticulture; woody crops; soil management; plant nutrition; canopy management; rural development; one-health
Dr. Arno Rosemarin
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Stockholm Environment Institute, Stockholm, Sweden
Interests: phosphorus use efficiency; phytase and phytate in feed; phosphorus/nitrogen ratios; manure management; soil nutrient dynamics; runoff and eutrophication management; feed-animal-manure nutrient mass balance; managing phosphorus surpluses in agriculture; farm-based economics; reuse of phosphorus from agro-wastes and sewage sludge; governance of phosphorus and nitrogen use in agriculture
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Dr. John P. Thompson
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Centre for Crop Health, Insititute for Life Sciences and the Environmenty, University of Southern Queensland, Toowoomba, QLD 4350, Australia
Interests: root-lesion nematodes of cereals and pulses; resistance and tolerance to nematodes; integrated managment of nematodes; arbuscular mycorrhizae of grain cropping systems
Dr. Maria Grazia Melilli
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Institute for Agricultural and Forest Systems in the Mediterranean, National Council of Research, Via Empedocle, 58, 95128 Catania, Italy
Interests: biofortification; novel foods, antioxidants; prebiotics; Mediterranean crops
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Prof. Dr. Wei Wu
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Hainan Key Laboratory for Sustainable, Institute of Tropical Agriculture and Forestry, Hainan University, Haikou 570228, Hainan, China
Interests: agronomic practices; crop lodging; crop management; cropping systems; nitrogen management; water use efficiency; tropical crops
Dr. Fabio Tittarelli
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Council for Agricultural Research and Economics (CREA), Research Centre for Agriculture and Environment, Via della Navicella 2-4, 00184 Rome, Italy
Interests: organic greenhouse production; agroecology; cropping system redesign; organic growing media
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Prof. Dr. Gabriele Cola
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Department of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, University of Milan, 20122 Milano, MI, Italy
Interests: environmental impact assessment; crop management; plant physiology; environment; modeling; remote sensing; soil and water conservation; water resources management; prediction; climate change; environmental resources and limitations for crop growth; agrometeorology
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Dr. Sara Lombardo
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Department of Agriculture, Food, and Environment (Di3A), University of Catania, 95123 Catania, Italy
Interests: phytochemicals; food chemistry; agronomy; field crops; organic farming
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Prof. Dr. Giovanni Mauromicale
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Department of Agriculture, Food, and Environment (Di3A), University of Catania, 95123 Catania, Italy
Interests: agronomy and herbaceous crops
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Dr. Othmane Merah
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Dr. Diane M. Beckles
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Department of Plant Sciences, University of California, Davis, CA 95616, USA
Interests: starch biosynthesis; starch functionality; environmental stress; integrative biolog
Dr. Ian J. Tetlow
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Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology, College of Biological Science, Summerlee Science Complex, University of Guelph, Guelph, ON N1G2W1, Canada
Interests: plant metabolism; plant cell
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Prof. Dr. Kenneth J. Moore
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Department of Agronomy, Iowa State University, Ames, IA 50011, USA
Interests: bioenergy crops and cropping systems; alternative industrial crops; experimental design and analysis
Prof. Dr. Jerome H. Cherney
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E.V. Baker Professor of Agriculture, Soil & Crop Sciences Section, School of Integrative Plant Science, Cornell University, 503 Bradfield Hall, 306 Tower Road, Ithaca, NY 14853-1901, USA
Interests: agronomy; biomass crop production; biomass conversion; forage crop management; nutrient management; crop quality
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Prof. Dr. Mick Fuller
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School of Biological and Marine Sciences, University of Plymouth, Plymouth PL4 8AA, UK
Interests: plant stress physiology: frost tolerance, ice nucleation, infrared thermal imaging, salt tolerance, drought tolerance; plant biotechnology: plant tissue culture, molecular biology crop physiology; agronomy: physiology of vegetable crops and cereals, climate change physiology, glasshouse crop physiology
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Dr. Stephan M. Haefele
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Rothamsted Research, Harpenden AL5 2JQ, Hertfordshire, UK
Interests: site-specific nutrient recommendation for rice; direct seeding as a crop establishment method for reduced risk; post-rice crops for system intensification, and bioenergy/biochar technologies for rice-based systems
Dr. Alan Gash
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Department of Agricultural Sciences, Faculty of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Field Service Centre Room 104, Lincoln University, P O Box 84, Lincoln 7647, Canterbury, New Zealand
Interests: arable cropping systems; plant nutrition; plant physiology; plant-pest interactions
Dr. Tony Vancov
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Wollongbar Primary Industries Institute, NSW Department of Planning, Narellan, NSW 2567, Australia
Interests: biofuels & bioEnergy; integrated biorefining; pretreatment & enzymology; fermentation; applied Environmental microbiology; microbial genetics
Dr. Dennis C. Gitz, III
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Cropping Systems Research Laboratory, USDA-ARS, Lubbock, TX 79401, USA
Interests: whole crop plant physiology; abiotic crop stress physiology; drought stress tolerance; secondary phenolic physiology
Dr. Paola A. Deligios
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Department of Agriculture, Division of Agronomy and Plant Genetics, University of Sassari, Viale Italia 39, 07100 Sassari, Italy
Interests: crop modelling; climate change impacts; cropping systems; organic agriculture
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Prof. Dr. Daniele Antichi
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Department of Agriculture, Food and Environment, University of Pisa, 56124 Pisa, Italy
Interests: organic farming; arable crops; cover crops and intercropping; conservation agriculture; soil fertility; sustainable farming; integrated weed control
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Prof. Dr. Massimo Blandino
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Department of Agriculture, Forest and Food Sciences, University of Turin, Largo Paolo Braccini 2, 10095 Grugliasco (TO), Italy
Interests: maize; durum and common wheat; barley; agronomy; cereal crop techniques; cereal quality; contaminant in cereal supply chain; bio-active compounds in cereals
Dr. Moritz Reckling
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Leibniz Centre for Agricultural Landscape Research (ZALF), 15374 Müncheberg, Germany
Interests: grain legumes; cropping system design; yield stability
Prof. Dr. Monica Boscaiu
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Dr. Helder Fraga
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Centre for the Research and Technology of Agro-Environmental and Biological Sciences (CITAB), Institute for Innovation, Capacity Building and Sustainability of Agri-Food Production (Inov4Agro), University of Trás-os-Montes and Alto Douro (UTAD), 5000-801 Vila Real, Portugal
Interests: viticulture; grapevines; wine; olive trees; olive oil; climate modelling; crop modelling; adaptation measures
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Dr. Reinhard W. Neugschwandtner
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1. Konrad-Lorenz-Straße 24, 3430 Tulln an der Donau, Austria
3. Division of Agronomy, Department of Crop Sciences, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna (BOKU), Austria
Interests: cropping systems; field crops; intercropping; grain legumes; long-term experiments
Prof. Dr. William Cox
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School of Integrated Plant Sciences, Unit of Soil and Crop Sciences, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853, USA
Interests: corn and soybean production; corn silage quality; crop management; cropping systems; wheat management; whole plant physiology
Dr. Philippe Debaeke
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INRA (Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique), UMR AGIR, CS 52627, 31326 Castanet-Tolosan, France
Interests: interaction genotype by environment; crop modeling; cropping systems; water management; integrated crop protection; sunflower
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Dr. Tim Weaver
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CSIRO Agriculture & Food, NSW 2390, Australia
Interests: cotton based farming-systems; crop nutrition; Genetic x Environment x Management interactions; soil chemistry and physics
Dr. Sotirios Archontoulis
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Department of Agronomy, Iowa State University, Ames, IA 50010, USA
Interests: agronomy; crop physiology; crop modeling; soil water and nitrogen modeling; genotype by environment by management interactions
Dr. Silvia Pampana
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Department of Agriculture Food & Environment, University of Pisa, Via del Borghetto 80, I-56124 Pisa, Italy
Interests: sustainable agriculture; cropping systems; energy crops; yield physiology of the main herbaceous field crops; plant nutrition and allelopathy
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Dr. Rebecca Darbyshire
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1. New South Wales Department of Primary Industries, Australia
2. Faculty of Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia
Interests: tree phenology; seasonal climate forecasting; agricultural meteorology; climate impacts and adaptation
Prof. Dr. Hailin Zhang
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College of Agronomy and Biotechnology, China Agricultural University, Key Laboratory of Farming System, Ministry of Agriculture of China, Beijing 100193, China
Interests: cropping system; climate change; conservation agriculture; soil organic carbon; farming
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Prof. Dr. Zina Flagella
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Department of the Sciences of Agriculture, Food and Environment(SAFE), University of Foggia, Via Napoli 25, 71122 Foggia, Italy
Interests: nitrogen use efficiency; water and heat stress; crop quality; gluten proteins; durum and bread wheat; herbaceous crop physiology
Dr. Francesco Montemurro
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Council for Agricultural Research and Economics - Research Centre for Vegetable and Ornamental Crops (CREA-OF), Monsampolo del Tronto (AP), 00198 Roma, Italy
Interests: agronomy; organic farming; composting process, compost application and organic fertilization; sustainable development; crop rotations and cropping systems; agro-ecosystem techniques; nutrient management, efficiency, and balance
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Prof. Dr. Yantai Gan
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Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Semiarid Prairie Agricultural, Research Centre, Swift Current, SK S9H 3X2, Canada
Interests: cropping systems; ecological assessment; intensified crop management; plant physiology; water physiology; carbon footprint
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Dr. Aurélie Gfeller
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Herbology in Field Crops and Viticulture, Plant-Production System, Agroscope, 1260 Nyon, Switzerland
Interests: cover crops; weed suppression; allelopathy; cropping systems; metabolomics; plant physiology
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