Programme - 23 September
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Programme - 23 September

Today's agriculture is facing the intricate challenge of providing sufficient food for a rapidly growing world population in a changing environment, while sustainably managing the earth’s limited resources that are under increasing pressure.
Technological advances in agriculture can offer a multitude of opportunities, however their development will depend on a holistic understanding of agroecosystem functioning based on the fundamental knowledge of soil-plant-microbe processes.
This session will focus on: biotic and abiotic soil processes, the role of soil biodiversity, the response of plants to nutrient acquisition and stress factors, and the application of novel technologies. Particular attention will also be devoted to pedogenetic processes, environmental sustainability, food quality and safety, and ecosystem services.


09:00 - 10:45
Oral session Chairs: Antonello Bonfante, Stefano Mocali

09:00 - 09:45
Keynote lecture: Claire Chenu - Joint Research Unit INRAE, Agro Paris Tech, Université Paris-Saclay
Managing organic matter in agricultural soils via plant inputs

09:45 - 10:00
The biostimulant effect of protein hydrolysates distinctively mitigate salt stress in lettuce and tomato: a combined phenotyping and metabolomics approach
Buffagni V., Ganugi P., Pii Y., Rouphael Y., Colla G., Trevisan M., Lucini L.

10:00 - 10:15
Interaction between N and Fe nutrition: how N forms can promote Fe acquisition into tomato plants
Lodovici A., Buoso S., Miras-Moreno B., Martinelli E., Lucini L., Tomasi N., Zanin L., Pinton R.

10:15 - 10:30
Root exudates reuptake and alteration of carbon isotope fractionation by tomatoes under P deficiency
Tiziani R., Trevisan F., Pii Y., Celletti S., Cesco S., Mimmo T.

10:30 - 10:45
Exploiting of halophyte-based farming system: valorization of Salicornia europea grown in monoculture or intercropped with tomato plants in salt affected soils
Santin M., Castagna A., Mariottini G., Pomarà L., Sciampagna M.C., Bonzi L., Rallo G., Ginanni M., Gabriele M., Longo V., Ranieri A.

10:45 - 11:00
Coffee break

11:00 - 13:00
Virtual excursion: Rice agroecosystems
Water management in rice paddies is the main driver of rice yield and quality, but also a key factor determining soil characteristics and processes. Sustainable agriculture in these areas is, however, now facing emerging challenges that require new approaches to combine crop production, resource management and environmental issues.

13:00 - 14:00
Lunch break

14:00 - 15:00
Short communications & poster open forum Chairs: Marco Contin, Luigi Lucini

15:00 - 15:10
Coffee break

15:10 - 16:10
Oral session

15:10 - 15:25
Soil quality: fate and role of organic matter - a study case in temperate climate (Northern Italy) under different land use
Falsone G., Trenti W., Poesio C., De Feudis M., Bianchini G., Vittori Antisari L.

15:25 - 15:40
Seed treatment with fungal or bacterial biostimulant consortia distinctively modulate root metabolome and rhizosphere community in maize in a coordinate manner
Ganugi P., Fiorini A., Ardenti F., Caffi T., Bonini P., Taskin E., Puglisi E., Tabaglio V., Trevisan M., Lucini L.

15:40 - 15:55
Geographical traceability of Limone di Sorrento PGI by multielement fingerprinting: the role of not-essential elements
Ruggiero L., Fontanella M.C., Amalfitano C., Beone G.M., Adamo P.

15:55 - 16:10
Physical structure and chemical quality of soils in G3 kiwifruit orchards differentially managed
Sofo A., Mininni A.N., Dichio B., Mastroleo M., Xylogiannis E.

16:15 - 16:30
Closing session