Patrick Bertuzzi

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A total of 223 samples of Grana Padano cheese manufactured in 4 years (1991-94) by dairies in 11 provinces of the Po valley were checked for aflatoxin M1. Grated cheese was extracted with chloroform and the defatted extract was purified by an immunoaffinity column; aflatoxin M1 was determined by HPLC using a fluorescence detector. From the analysis of the(More)
Crop models of crop growth are increasingly used to quantify the impact of global changes due to climate or crop management. Therefore, accuracy of simulation results is a major concern. Studies with ensembles of crop models can give valuable information about model accuracy and uncertainty, but such studies are difficult to organize and have only recently(More)
We compare 27 wheat models' yield responses to interannual climate variability, analyzed at locations in Argentina, Australia, India, and The Netherlands as part of the Agricultural Model Intercomparison and Improvement Project (AgMIP) Wheat Pilot. Each model simulated 1981e2010 grain yield, and we evaluate results against the interannual variability of(More)
This paper deals with the prediction of the soil water retention h(S) and the soil unsaturated hydraulic conductivity K(S) functions of a clay-loam soil at a field scale (1 ha) where the variable S represents water saturation. The Van Genuchten model and the corresponding Mualem-Van Genuchten model were used to predict h(S) and K(S) functions respectively.(More)
When the soil water balance method is applied at a field scale, estimation of the spatial variability and confidence interval of actual evapotranspiration is rare, although this method is sensitive to the spatial variability of the soil, and thus to the sampling strategy. This work evaluated the effect of soil sampling strategies for soil water content and(More)
Ensembles of process-based crop models are increasingly used to simulate crop growth for scenarios of temperature and/or precipitation changes corresponding to different projections of atmospheric CO2 concentrations. This approach generates large datasets with thousands of simulated crop yield data. Such datasets potentially provide new information but it(More)
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