Giancarlo Polizzi

Professor of Plant pathology [AGR/12]
Office: Via S. Sofia, 100
Email: gpolizzi@unict.it
Office Hours:


Polizzi Giancarlo is Full Professor in Plant Pathology at the Dipartimento di Agricoltura, Alimentazione e Ambiente (Di3A) of the University of Catania. Has been or is responsible scientist or coordinator in many research projects funded by national agencies (MIUR, CNR, MIPAF, etc.) focused on the development on new disease control methods in plant pathology. The main research topics of Prof. Polizzi are involved on: diagnosis of new plant diseases and/or new plant pathogens with special emphasis to ornamental plants, citrus, vegetables, table grapes, and other Mediterranean, tropical or subtropical plants; characterization of phytopathological fungi with morphological and molecular features; development of sustainable control measures (Integrated Pest Management, soil solarization, and use of antagonistic microorganisms) for the control of soilborne pathogens; evaluation of effects of fumigants on soil microflora; monitoring of fungicide resistance. 

Prof. Polizzi has always studied issues related to citrus plant disease. In 1992 he was appointed expert of virology by the Italian Ministry of Agriculture and Forests and charged with controlling the health status of citrus trees that were certified and produced in Sicily and Calabria. In 2000 he valued as expert the health status of citrus production regardind the fungus Guignardia citricarpa in Florida and Texas. In 2001 he participated in Bruxelles as expert of the Italian Ministry of Agriculture and Forests at an international working group for “Risk pest analisys of Guignardia citricarpa in Europe”. He has published scientific articles in collaboration with the Italian Research Council on dry root and crown rot of citrus.

In addition, he has conducted research financed by the Italian Ministry of University and Scientific and Technological Research on the following topics: viral diseases of vegetables, soil disinfestation, diseases and disorders of ornamental plants.

Has been or is responsible scientist or coordinator in many research project funded by national agencies (MIUR, CNR, MIPAF, etc.) focused on the development on new disease control methods in Plant Pathology.

In 1998 worked with Prof. P.W. Crous at the Department of Plant Pathology University of  Stellenbosch  (South Africa) for the characterization and identification of Cylindrocladium isolates and for female fertility studies.

Collaborates with the most prestigious companies (Bayer, Certis, DuPont, Syngenta, Dow Agrosciences, Belchim, Valagro, Kemira and Baslini) that develop and commercialize fungicides and environmentally sound methods for plant disease control.

Prof. Polizzi is member of the Società Italiana di Patologia Vegetale (S.I.Pa.V.), and member of the American Phytopathological Society (APS). He has published over 260 scientific articles in Italian and international journals and has presented his results in various Italian and international meetings.

 


view the publications
N.B. the number of publications can affect the loading time of the information
ACADEMIC YEAR 2019/2020


ACADEMIC YEAR 2018/2019


ACADEMIC YEAR 2017/2018


ACADEMIC YEAR 2016/2017


ACADEMIC YEAR 2015/2016