Francesco Giuffrida

Associate Professor of Vegetable and ornamental crops [AGR/04]
Office: Via Valdisavoia, 5
Email: francesco.giuffrida@unict.it
Phone: 095 4783323
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Office Hours: Tuesday from 12:00 to 14:00


–    Graduated in Agricultural Science in 1994 at the Faculty of Agriculture, University of Catania.
–    In 1996 obtained a six-month fellowship from University of Catania at IRTA (Cabrils, Spain).
–    From 1998 to 2000 attended the PhD course in “Crop Productivity” (XIII cycle) at the Faculty of Agriculture, University of Catania, with the achievement of the doctorate in March 2001.
–    From November 2000 to October 2001 had a research grant at the Department of Horticulture and Food Technology (Catania University).
–    From July 2002 to June 2005 had a research grant at the Department of Horticulture  and Food Technology (Catania University) with a research on “Cultivation on soilless systems in horticulture”.
–    From July to November 2003 obtained a fellowship from the University of Catania at Wageningen University.
–    From January 2007 to May 2008 researcher at the Department of Horticulture and Food Technology (Catania University) with a research on “Innovative methods for greenhouse cultivation”.
–    Since 2008 to 2014 researcher in vegetable and floriculture at the University of Catania.
–    Since November 2014 professor in vegetable and floriculture at the University of Catania.
–    From November 2012 to March 2013 visiting researcher at Lancaster Environment Centre (Lancaster University - United Kingdom).
–    Member of the “Italian Society of Horticulture” (SOI), “International Society for Horticultural Science” (ISHS) and “Italian Society of Agronomy” (SIA).
–    Referee of scientific papers published on HortScience, Scientia Horticulturae, Acta Agriculturae Scandinavica, Italus Hortus, Advances in Horticultural Science, Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture, Scientific Journal UDO Agricola, Turkish Journal of Agriculture and Forestry, Separation and Purification Technology, Journal of Horticultural Science & Biotechnology, African Journal of Agricultural Research, Acta Horticulturae.
–    Participation in numerous meetings, symposium, update courses and working groups even in quality of speaker.
–    Member of the committee of international PhD in “Plant Productivity in the Mediterranean Environment” at the University of Catania.
–    Participant at the COST Action Biogreenhouse “Towards a sustainable and productive EU organic greenhouse horticulture” and at the COST Action “Vegetable grafting to improve yield and fruit quality under biotic and abiotic stress conditions”.
–    Author of about 115 publications.
–    In quality of supply professor and under contract, was lecturer of the following courses: Botany; Lawns, Sport and recreational green areas; Vegetable production.

 


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The main research topics involve the soilless cultivation of vegetable and ornamental plants, compost, plant response to environmental stress, vegetable quality, fresh cut products, fertirrigation in horticulture.