• Publications
  • Influence
Grafting as a tool to improve tolerance of vegetables to abiotic stresses: Thermal stress, water stress and organic pollutants
Due to limited availability of arable land and the high market demand for vegetables around the world, cucurbit (cucumber, melon, and watermelon) and solanaceous (eggplant, pepper and tomato) cropsExpand
  • 342
  • 22
  • PDF
Changes in antioxidant content of tomato fruits in response to cultivar and nutrient solution composition.
The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of cationic proportions (K/Ca/Mg) in the nutrient solution on fruit quality (quality attributes and antioxidant content) using a high-pigment,Expand
  • 124
  • 15
Modeling individual leaf area of rose (Rosa hybrida L.) based on leaf length and width measurement
Accurate and nondestructive methods to determine individual leaf areas of plants are a useful tool in physiological and agronomic research. Determining the individual leaf area (LA) of rose (RosaExpand
  • 78
  • 13
  • PDF
Yield, Mineral Composition, Water Relations, and Water Use Efficiency of Grafted Mini-watermelon Plants Under Deficit Irrigation
Limited water supply in the Mediterranean region is a major problem in irrigated agriculture. Grafting may enhance drought resistance, plant water use eff- iciency, and plant growth. An experimentExpand
  • 196
  • 13
  • PDF
Role of grafting in vegetable crops grown under saline conditions
Abstract Salinity is one of the major abiotic stresses that reduce plant growth and crop productivity in many vegetable production areas of the world. Grafting can represent an interesting tool toExpand
  • 213
  • 12
Protein hydrolysates as biostimulants in horticulture
Abstract In recent years, new strategies have been proposed in order to improve the sustainability of production systems for horticultural crops. A promising tool would be the use of substancesExpand
  • 148
  • 11
Fruit quality of mini‐watermelon as affected by grafting and irrigation regimes
BACKGROUND: The Mediterranean region suffers water deficit that affects fruit yield and quality. Grafting improves crop tolerance to disease and drought, but the taste and quality of fruit may beExpand
  • 134
  • 11
Impact of grafting on product quality of fruit vegetables
In horticultural industry, the focus has traditionally been on yield. However, in recent years consumers interest in the quality of vegetable products has increased worldwide. Vegetable quality is aExpand
  • 264
  • 10
Grafting of cucumber as a means to minimize copper toxicity
Abstract The aim of the current work was to determine whether grafting could improve copper (Cu) tolerance of cucumber, and to study the changes induced by the rootstock in the shoot growth atExpand
  • 148
  • 10
Nutrient solution concentration and growing season affect yield and quality of Lactuca sativa L. var. acephala in floating raft culture.
BACKGROUND:Thereisgrowinginterestamongconsumersinbabyleafvegetables,mostlyrequestedformixedsalads,bothas fresh market products and ready-to-use vegetables. Fertilisation is one of the most practicalExpand
  • 109
  • 10