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Paolo Sambo   Dr.  Senior Scientist or Principal Investigator 
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Paolo Sambo published an article in January 2018.
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Maurizio Borin

72 shared publications

Department of Agronomy, Food, Natural Resources, Animals and Environment (DAFNAE), University of Padova, Viale dell’Università, 16, 35020 Legnaro, Italy

G. Hoogenboom

61 shared publications

Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering, University of Florida

Elizabeth Ah Pilon-Smits

51 shared publications

Department of Biology, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, USA

Roberto J. Avena-Bustillos

44 shared publications

Western Regional Research Center, ARS; U.S. Dept. of Agriculture; Albany Calif. 94710 U.S.A

Michele Rinaldi

41 shared publications

Department of Ophthalmology; Seconda Università degli Studi di Napoli; Naples Italy

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Article 0 Reads 0 Citations Humusica 2, article 16: Techno humus systems and recycling of waste Augusto Zanella, Jean-François Ponge, Stefano Guercini, Clel... Published: 01 January 2018
Applied Soil Ecology, doi: 10.1016/j.apsoil.2017.09.037
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Article 2 Reads 3 Citations Life cycle assessment of a micro aquaponic system for educational purposes built using recovered material Carmelo Maucieri, Andrea A. Forchino, Carlo Nicoletto, Ranka... Published: 01 January 2018
Journal of Cleaner Production, doi: 10.1016/j.jclepro.2017.11.097
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Article 0 Reads 0 Citations Effect of Vegetative Propagation Materials on Globe Artichoke Production in Semi-Arid Developing Countries: Agronomic, M... Jouhaina Riahi, Carlo Nicoletto, Ghaith Bouzaein, Paolo Samb... Published: 24 September 2017
Agronomy, doi: 10.3390/agronomy7040065
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In Tunisia, globe artichoke is mainly propagated by underground dormant axillary buds (ovoli), which are removed from the field in August during the quiescence period. The high cost of in vitro-plants and the absence of specialized nurseries were among the reasons for the rise of heterogeneity and spread of diseases. The aim was to help farmers to improve artichoke yield and quality by ameliorating their vegetative propagation technique with low cost methods. Three plant cuttings management methods were tested: summer ovoli (T0); spring offshoots nursery’s cuttings forced to pass a vegetative rest period by stopping irrigation (T1); and offshoots nursery’s cuttings not forced (T2). The cuttings management can affect both yield and qualitative traits of artichoke. T1 nursery plants produced the heaviest primary heads, 7% and 23% higher than T2 and T0, respectively. T1 plants exhibited the highest yield during the harvest season, with +17.7% and +12.2% compared to T0 and T2, respectively. T0 and T1 showed the highest total antioxidant capacity and inulin content; the propagation method also affected the short-chain sugars ratio. T1 is a viable and sustainable alternative to the traditional one that does not heavily impact on growing costs and improves yield and quality of artichoke.
Article 0 Reads 1 Citation Vegetable Intercropping in a Small-Scale Aquaponic System Carmelo Maucieri, Carlo Nicoletto, Zala Schmautz, Paolo Samb... Published: 23 September 2017
Agronomy, doi: 10.3390/agronomy7040063
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This paper reports the results of the first study of an aquaponic system for Pangasianodon hypophthalmus production that uses Lactuca sativa L. (lettuce) and Cichorium intybus L. rubifolium group (red chicory) intercropping in the hydroponic section. The experiment was conducted in a greenhouse at the Zurich University of Applied Sciences, Wädenswil, Switzerland, using nine small-scale aquaponic systems (each approximately 400 L), with the nutrient film technique (NFT). The intercropping of vegetables did not influence the water temperature, pH, electric conductivity (EC), oxidation–reduction potential, nor O2 content. Intercropping with red chicory increased the lettuce sugar content (+16.0% and +25.3% for glucose and fructose, respectively) and reduced the lettuce caffeic acid content (−16.8%). In regards to bitter taste compounds (sesquiterpene lactones), intercropping reduced the concentrations of dihydro-lactucopicrin + lactucopicrin (−42.0%) in lettuce, and dihydro-lactucopicrin + lactucopicrin (−22.0%) and 8-deoxy–lactucin + dihydro-lactucopicrin oxalate (−18.7%) in red chicory, whereas dihydro-lactucin content increased (+40.6%) in red chicory in regards to monoculture. A significantly higher organic nitrogen content was found in the lettuce (3.9%) than in the red chicory biomass (3.4%), following the intercropping treatment. Anion and cation contents in vegetables were affected by species (Cl−, NO3−, PO43−, SO42−, and Ca2+), intercropping (K+ and Mg2+), and species × intercropping interactions (NO2− and NH4+). Experimental treatments (monoculture vs intercropping and distance from NFT inlet) did not exert significant effects on leaf SPAD (index of relative chlorophyll content) values, whereas the red coloration of the plants increased from the inlet to the outlet of the NFT channel. Intercropping of lettuce and red chicory affected the typical taste of these vegetables by increasing the sweetness of lettuce and changing the ratio among bitter taste compounds in red chicory. These results suggest intercropping as a possible solution for improving vegetable quality in aquaponics. Although the results are interesting, they have been obtained in a relatively short period, thus investigations for longer periods are necessary to confirm these findings. Further studies are also needed to corroborate the positive effect of the presence of red chicory in the system on fish production parameters.
Article 6 Reads 1 Citation Hydroponic systems and water management in aquaponics: a review Carmelo Maucieri, Carlo Nicoletto, Ranka Junge, Zala Schmaut... Published: 01 September 2017
Italian Journal of Agronomy, doi: 10.4081/ija.2017.1012
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Aquaponics, the integrated multi-trophic fish and plants production in quasi-closed recirculating system, is one of the newest sustainable food production systems. The hydroponic component of the AP directly influences water quality (in turn influencing fish growth and health), and water consumption (through evapotranspiration) of the entire system. In order to assess the role of the design and the management of the hydroponic component on the overall performance, and water consumption of the aquaponics, 122 papers published from 1979 to 2017 were reviewed. Although no unequivocal results were found, the nutrient film technique appears in several aspects less efficient than medium-based or floating raft hydroponics. The best system performance in terms of fish and plant growth, and the highest nutrient removal from water was achieved at water flow between 0.8 L min-1 and 8.0 L min-1. Data on water consumption of aquaponics are scarce, and no correlation between the ratio of hydroponic unit surface/fish tank volume and the system water loss was found. However, daily water loss was positively correlated with the hydroponic surface/fish tank volume ratio if the same experimental conditions and/or systems were compared. The plant species grown in hydroponics influenced the daily water loss in aquaponics, whereas no effect was exerted by the water flow (reciprocating flood/drain cycle or constant flow) or type (medium-based, floating or nutrient film technique) of hydroponics.
Article 0 Reads 0 Citations Effect of different home-cooking methods on textural and nutritional properties of sweet potato genotypes grown in tempe... Carlo Nicoletto, Fabio Vianello, Paolo Sambo Published: 23 August 2017
Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture, doi: 10.1002/jsfa.8499
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