Editorial Board

Editor-in-Chief

Pier Paolo Roggero
Department of Agriculture and Desertification Research Centre, University of Sassari
Viale Italia, 39 - 07100 Sassari, Italy.
Tel.: +39.079.229226 / +39.328.0428058 - E-mail: pproggero@uniss.it.

Agroecosystem management; climate change; cropping systems; GHG emissions; grasslands; grazing systems; participatory approaches; socio-agroecosystem; water management.

Pier Paolo Roggero is full professor of Agronomy and crop science at the University of Sassari, Italy. He gained some 35-year experience in experimental agronomy research at the Italian National Research Council and at the Polytechnic University of Marche in Ancona, Italy. He was President of the Italian Society of Agronomy for two consecutive terms and is currently Director of the Desertification Research Centre (NRD), an interdepartmental Centre of the University of Sassari, and is Secretary general of Desertnet international, an international network of scientists on dryland degradation and desertification. His research is focused on the agronomy of Mediterranean grazing systems, integrated agroecosystems analysis, cropping system modelling, climate change adaptation and mitigation in agriculture, water resources management, sustainable land management, through various approaches including long term agronomic experiments, participatory methods, systems thinking.

Associate Editors

Davide Cammarano
Department of Agronomy, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, USA.

Agronomy; crop simulation models; precision agriculture; remote sensing; climate change; climate variability; nitrogen management.

Michael D. Casler
Research Geneticist, USDA-ARS, Madison, Wisconsin, USA.

Breeding; genetics; perennials; statistics; forages.

Michele Rinaldi
Council for Agricultural Research and Economics (CREA), Research Centre for Cereal and Industrial Crops, Foggia, Italy.

Conservation agriculture; crop models; cropping systems; irrigation; remote sensing.

Editorial Board

Arturo Alvino
Department of Agricultural, Environmental and Food Sciences, University of Molise, Campobasso, Italy.

Irrigation; precision farming; remote sensing.

Gaetano Amato
Department of Agricultural, Food and Forestry Sciences, University of Palermo, Palermo, Italy.

Mediterranean crops and cropping systems; grain legumes; agrobiodiversity; forage seed production; conservative agriculture.

Mariana Amato
School of Agricultural, Forestry, Food and Environmental Sciences (SAFE), University of Basilicata, Potenza, Italy.

Root systems; soil physics; soil mapping; geophysical techniques; precision agriculture.

Paolo Annicchiarico
Council for Agricultural Research and Economics (CREA), Research Centre for Animal Production and Aquaculture, Lodi, Italy.

Forage legume improvement; forage grass improvement; farmer-participatory crop improvement.

Luca Bechini
Department of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, University of Milan, Milan, Italy.

Cropping system models; cover crops; nitrogen; manure.

Paolo Benincasa
Department of Agricultural, Food and Environmental Sciences, University of Perugia, Perugia, Italy

Cropping systems; soil fertility management; seeds and edible sprouts.

Giorgio Borreani
Department of Agricultural, Forestry and Food Sciences (DISAFA), University of Turin, Turin, Italy.

Forage; dairy farm; crop quality; silage.

Vincenzo Candido
School of Agricultural, Forestry, Food and Environmental Sciences (SAFE), University of Basilicata, Potenza, Italy.

Vegetable crops; floriculture and ornamental plants; protected cultivations.

Raffaele Casa
Department of Agricultural and Forestry Sciences (DAFNE), University of Tuscia, Viterbo, Italy.

Precision agriculture; remote sensing; digital soil mapping; crop modeling; agrometeorology.

Cristiano Casucci
Department of Agricultural, Food and Environmental Sciences, Polytechnic University of Marche, Ancona, Italy.

Fertility; soil enzyme activity; soil pollution; soil remediation; phytoremediation.

Enrico Ceotto
CREA, Research Centre for Agriculture and Environment, Bologna, Italy.

Dedicated energy crops; nitrogen fertilization and use efficiency; radiation interception and use efficiency; soil carbon dynamics.

Giuseppe Corti
Department of Agricultural, Food and Environmental Sciences, Polytechnic University of Marche, Ancona, Italy.

Soil organic matter; soil rhizosphere; soil fertility.

Nicola Dal Ferro
Department of Agronomy, Food, Natural Resources, Animals and Environment (DAFNAE), University of Padua, Legnaro (PD), Italy.

Soil physical properties; biogeochemical cycles; agroecosystems.

Antonio Elia
Department of Agricultural, Food and Environmental Sciences (SAFE), University of Foggia, Foggia, Italy.

Vegetable crops; fresh-cut vegetables; vegetables quality; plant nutrition in vegetable crops; decision support systems for irrigation and fertilization management; biodiversity in vegetable crops.

Massimo Fagnano
Department of Agricultural Sciences, University of Naples Federico II, Naples, Italy.

Phytoremediation; soil fertility management; organic farming; biomass crops.

Zina Flagella
Department of Agricultural, Food and Environmental Sciences (SAFE), University of Foggia, Foggia, Italy.

Ecophysiology; abiotic stress; nitrogen fertilization; nutrient use efficiency; gluten composition; yield quality; nutritional quality; bread and durum wheat.

Giuseppe Gatta
Department of Agricultural, Food and Environmental Sciences (SAFE), University of Foggia, Foggia, Italy.

Crop irrigation scheduling; treated wastewater reuse; water saving; deficit irrigation; crop water stress; processing tomato.

Marcella Giuliani
Department of Agricultural, Food and Environmental Sciences (SAFE), University of Foggia, Foggia, Italy.

Durum wheat; processing tomato; deficit irrigation; water stress; gluten protein; nitrogen use efficiency; organic farming.

Elisa Marraccini
College of Agricultural Sciences, Institut Politechnique UniLaSalle, Beauvais, France.

Landscape agronomy; cropping system design; cropping/farming system sustainability assessment; land suitability; GIS; LUCC (Land Use and Cover Changes); participatory approaches; periurban farming.

Roberta Masin
Department of Agronomy, Food, Natural Resources, Animals and Environment (DAFNAE), University of Padua, Legnaro (PD), Italy.

Weed biology; weed-crop competition; DSS for weed control; weed emergence model; agricultural pesticide mitigation measures.

Giovanni Mauromicale
Department of Agriculture, Food and Environment (Di3A), University of Catania, Catania, Italy.

Nitrogen fertilisation; irrigation management; Mediterranean crops; Cynara cardunculus; potato.

Alberto Pardossi
Department of Agriculture, Food and Environment Science (DiSAAA-a), University of Pisa, Italy.

Protected horticulture; soilless culture; hydroponics; greenhouse crops; plant mineral nutrition; plant water relations.

Cristina Patané
National Research Council (CNR), Institute for BioEconomy (IBE), Catania, Italy.

Seed germination under abiotic stress; plant germplasm exploitation; sustainable use of water in agriculture; crop quality.

Mahmoud Seleiman
Crop Sciences Department, Faculty of Agriculture, Menoufia University, Egypt.

Plant physiology; abiotic and biotic stresses; Bioenergy.

Francesco Tei
Department of Agricultural, Food and Environmental Sciences, University of Perugia, Perugia, Italy.

N dynamics in plant-crop system; nutrient and fertilization management in arable crops and vegetables; integrated weed management; cropping systems in integrated and organic agriculture; agroecology; growth modelling; eco-physiology of vegetables; precision agriculture; urban horticulture; seed biology.

Elena Valkama
Unit of Bioeconomy and Environment, Natural Resources Institute Finland (Luke), Jokioinen, Finland.

Research synthesis and meta-analysis; environmental impact; cropping systems; sustainable nutrients managements; soil organic carbon.

Gaetano Alessandro Vivaldi
Department of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, Aldo Moro University of Bari, Bari, Italy.

Irrigation; reuse of reclaimed water; plant environmental stress physiology; tree cropping systems.