Massimo Tolomio

Massimo Tolomio
Wageningen University & Research | WUR · Plant Production Systems Group

PhD

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Introduction
Benchmarking potato yield gap in the Netherlands using field data and crop growth model simulations
Additional affiliations
September 2019 - September 2021
Tuscia University
Position
  • PostDoc Position
November 2018 - October 2019
University of Padova
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  • PostDoc Position

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Publications (24)
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The PRISMA satellite is equipped with an advanced hyperspectral Earth observation technology capable of improving the accuracy of quantitative estimation of bio-geophysical variables in various Earth Science Applications and in particular for soil science. The purpose of this research was to evaluate the ability of the PRISMA hyperspectral imager t...
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No-tillage (NT) has widely been promoted as a conservation practice that also offsets agriculture-driven greenhouse gases and boosts agroecosystem performance. While most studies have focused on the effects of no-till on nitrous oxide and carbon dioxide fluxes, much less attention has been paid to the impacts on methane (CH4) emissions. We conducte...
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Novel approaches and algorithms to estimate crop physiological processes from Earth Observation (EO) data are essential to develop more sustainable management practices in agricultural systems. Within this context, this paper presents the results of different research activities carried out within the ESA-MOST Dragon 4 programme. The paper encompas...
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On the 22 March 2019, the Italian Space Agency (ASI) launched the PRISMA satellite, having onboard a hyperspectral imager covering the 400–2500 nm range with 234 spectral bands and about 10 nm of bandwidth. The ground spatial resolution is 30 m, plus a panchromatic camera with 5 m spatial resolution. One of the potential application areas of this s...
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Novel technologies for estimating crop water needs include mainly remote sensing evapotranspiration estimates and decision support systems (DSS) for irrigation scheduling. This work provides several examples of these approaches, that have been adjusted and modified over the years to provide a better representation of the soil-plant-atmosphere conti...
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Crop growth models play an important role in agriculture management, allowing, for example, the spatialized estimation of crop yield information. However, crop model parameter calibration is a mandatory step for their application. The present work focused on the regional calibration of the Aquacrop-OS model for durum wheat by assimilating high spat...
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As agronomists, we often talk about crop water stress and "Readily Available Water". Dynamic crop models help us better define water stress effects on crop growth and development and set up reasonable irrigation schedules. Remote and proximal sensing data have the potential to further improve our simulations to quantify water requirements, irrigati...
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The present work reports the global sensitivity analysis of the Aquacrop Open Source (AOS) model, which is the open-source version of the original Aquacrop model developed by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). Analysis for identifying the most influential parameters was based on different strategies of global SA, density-based and varianc...
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Red chicory (radicchio) plants produce leafy heads that are of great commercial interest and they require a proper irrigation technique to achieve satisfactory productivity. The use of mini-sprinklers with high-frequency irrigation schedules may increase radicchio productivity, provide better growing conditions due to timely intervention, and save...
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An experiment was set up in Mirano (45-eastern Italy) to test the effect group) production. The trials were conducted during the 2013-2017 production seasons. An irrigation system with low-volume mini sprinklers was used. Two different treatments were tested: * a low-frequency irrigation schedule (about 14 mm of water every 4 days); * a high-freque...
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Crop productivity under controlled drainage was studied in long-term field experiment with shallow fluctuating water table in NorthEastern Italy. Fourteen years of hydrological and yield data, including winter wheat, su-garbeet, soybean and maize, were collected over two monitoring periods (1995-2002 and 2006-2013). Controlled drainage (CD) and fre...
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Surface flow constructed wetlands (SFCWs) can be effectively used to treat agricultural drainage waters, reducing N and P surface water pollution. In the Venice Lagoon drainage basin (northeastern Italy), an SFCW was monitored during 2007-2013 to assess its performance in reducing water, N, and P loads more than 10 years after its creation. Nitroge...
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A surface flow constructed wetland (SFCW) was created in 1996 in NorthEastern Italy. In 2007-2013, the SFCW performances in N and P removal were studied. Water, NO3-N, total N, PO4-P and total P balances were calculated, and apparent removal rates were assessed. After 10 years from the creation, the SFCW proved its effectiveness in reducing N and P...
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To evaluate the performances of a controlled drainage system in optimizing water use and reducing nutrient losses from agricultural fields, an experimental facility was set up in north-eastern Italy in 1996. Water table management was tested in combination with surface (open ditches) and subsurface (pipe) drainage systems. Data were collected from...
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In the last decade organic farming (OF) has been largely adopted in Europe, leading to increases in EU organic land management by c. +76% (2004-2014) and +55% in the EU market (2004-2014). Additionally, to economic return, OF was proposed as a certification process to increase sustainable agriculture. However, the dual challenges of feeding a growi...
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Water management strategies are key issues in modern agriculture, especially in the context of increasing water scarcity and environmental concerns related to nonpoint-source pollution. Water outflows management has been adopted worldwide in order to improve water and nitrogen use efficiency , although its effectiveness is strongly dependent on...

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Study the combinations of different irrigation systems and N fertilization managements to enhance productive efficiency of maize Individuate the best water and N integrated management to improve WUE and NUE Calculate water balances in different farms with different irrigation systems Develop an irrigation smart app to assist farmers in irrigation management
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1 - assess the abatement of pollutants comping from farmland; 2 - study the vegetation behavior; 3 - evaluate the ecosystem services provided by wetlands