F. Ceglie

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Organic standards include a well-defined set of practices and a list of technical tools that are permitted by regulation. Organic products are mainly purchased for their safety and absence of synthetic pesticide residues. Furthermore, a diet based on organic products claims to provide health benefits due to the high nutritional value compounds that are more(More)
An inadequate replacement of organic matter in agricultural lands progressively leads to soil fertility reduction and therefore, soil application of organic fertilizers and amendments should be promoted. The objectives of this 3-year research project on organic lettuce were to investigate the agronomic performance of experimental organic amendments obtained(More)
Peat replacement is an increasing demand in containerized and transplant production, due to the environmental constraints associated to peat use. However, despite the wide information concerning the use of alternative materials as substrates, it is very complex to establish the best materials and mixtures. This work evaluates the use of mixture design and(More)
Environmental quality can be positively or negatively affected by agricultural practices depending on cropping systems and farm conditions. The Mediterranean basin is one of the 34 biodiversity hot spots on Earth characterized, among others, by the presence of ancient olive orchards. Natural value, environmental quality and cultural heritage linked to(More)
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