Giovanni Mauromicale

Professor of Agronomy and field crops [AGR/02]
Office: Via Valdisavoia,5
Email: g.mauromicale@unict.it
Phone: 095 4783464
Office Hours: Monday and Tuesday from 09:00 to 10:00



Present position

  • Full Professor of Agronomy and Field Crops - University of Catania;
  • Associate Researcher at the National Council of Researches of Italy – IVALSA
  • Member of Doctorate of Research in “Agricultural, Food and Environmental Science”, University of Catania

Past position

  • Vice-Director of Department of Scienze Agronomiche, Agrochimiche e delle Produzioni Animali from 2005 to 2010
  • First Researcher of the National Council of Researches of Italy.

Research Interests

  • Control of seed dormance and improvement of germination under suboptimal conditions by seed osmopriming.
  • Ecophysiological response of different crops to environmental stresses.
  • Relationships between environmental conditions and crop responses.
  • Crop management of protected cultivation of vegetables in mild winter climate.
  • Irrigation, fertilisation, weed control, crop management, applications of plant growth regulators in Mediterranean crops with main regard to globe artichoke, early potato and legumes.
  • Functional substances in globe artichoke
  • Genetic and imbreeding aspects on globe artichoke
  • Soil solarization and control of Orobanche spp.
  • Possible alternative utilization of Cynara Cardunculus L.
  • Propagation by send and by vegetative organs of globe artichoke
  • Role of cover crops in agroecosystems.
  • Utilization of allelopathic mechanism for weed and microbial control

He is author of almost 400 scientific papers on bio-physiological, genetic and agronomical topics of crops, particularly for those grown in the Mediterranean areas.


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

  • Control of seed dormance and improvement of germination under suboptimal conditions by seed osmopriming.
  • Ecophysiological response of different crops to environmental stresses.
  • Relationships between environmental conditions and crop responses.
  • Crop management of protected cultivation of vegetables in mild winter climate.
  • Irrigation, fertilisation, weed control, crop management, applications of plant growth regulators in Mediterranean crops with main regard to globe artichoke, early potato and legumes.
  • Functional substances in globe artichoke
  • Genetic and imbreeding aspects on globe artichoke
  • Soil solarization and control of Orobanche spp.
  • Possible alternative utilization of Cynara Cardunculus L.
  • Propagation by send and by vegetative organs of globe artichoke
  • Role of cover crops in agroecosystems.
  • Utilization of allelopathic mechanism for weed and microbial control