Prof. Massimo Tagliavini, Dean of the Faculty of Science and Technology, has recently received a prestigious new position during his trip to Thailand: he was elected chairmen of a working group within the International Society of Horticultural Sciences (ISHS). He will preside the working group “Mineral Nutrition of Fruit Crops” within the section Pome and Stone Fruits.
is a society of individuals, organizations, and governmental agencies devoted to horticultural research, education and industry to improve human wellbeing. Constituted in 1859 and with over 7000 members worldwide, the ISHS is the world’s leading independent organization of horticultural scientists. The society builds & maintains human knowledge and skills and biological resources in support of worldwide horticulture.
Tagliavini is a full professor for Fruit Sciences and Orchard Ecosystems as well as Dean of the Faculty of Science and Technology since 2008. His areas of scientific interest include nutrient needs, uptake and partitioning in the fruit tree, iron nutrition and lime-induced iron chlorosis, the monitoring of nutritional status and developing efficient techniques of nutrient application as well as nutrient fluxes in orchards ecosystems. Tagliavini is also the scientific editor of Italus Hortus
, a member of the editorial advisory board of the European Journal of Agronomy and Tree Physiology
, and a referee of several international journals.