Paolo Ceccon

Paolo Ceccon
University of Udine | UNIUD · Department of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences

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The adoption of best available technologies (BATs) by the livestock sector has a fundamental role in developing a sustainable agricultural system. Italy is the EU member with the highest percentage of manure treated, but processing facilities are regionally scattered and the adoption of BATs is far from being scaled-up. The adoption is a matter of...
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Conversion of conventional farming (CF) to organic farming (OF) is claimed to allow a sustainable management of soil resources, but information on changes induced on dissolved organic matter (DOM) are scarce. Among DOM components, dissolved humic substances (DHS) were shown to possess stimulatory effects on plant growth. DHS were isolated from CF a...
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Quantifying short‐ and long‐term availability of animal manure nitrogen (N) is of practical interest to ensure adequate crop yield, minimize N pollution and reduce inputs of mineral‐N fertilizer. We measured short‐term carbon (C) and N dynamics after one or six repeated additions to soil (every 56 days) of ammonium sulphate (AS) and undigested (PS)...
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In developed Countries, coexistence of livestock production and urban settlements is a source of problematic interactions that are regulated by specific legislation, often requiring the evaluation of the potential environmental impact of livestock odour emissions. For this purpose, dispersion models are powerful tools that can be classified as dyna...
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Humic fractions were shown to be closely involved in gene expression and promotion of different PM H+-ATPase isoforms, as well as in lateral root development, indicating an enhanced nutrient absorption capacity of the plant root system. HPLC-SEC confirmed that water-soluble humic substances (WSHS) correspond to a subfraction of the fulvic fraction...
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More than two centuries ago, T.R. Malthus postulated the human reproductive capacity being higher than the earth’s feeding capacity. As last decades’ population growth proved Malthus theory wrong, experts agree that this can be attributed to the application of technology in agriculture, leading to a significant enhancement of unit yields (first gre...
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SUMMARY BACKGROUND. Energy analysis was applied to evalu- ate the sustainability of farming systems as well as to assess the energy inputs of agriculture. Many authors consider both the gross energy requirement method and the analysis of non-renewable sources use, which is preferable when the abatement of excess energy use is to be pursued. In this...
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The fate of metamitron, a sugar beet herbicide, in soil was studied in laboratory and in field lysimeters under different water regimes. Laboratory degradation followed first-order kinetics with half-lives ranging from 18.8 to 56.3 d with different incubation conditions. Lysimeter dissipation was consistently rapid with half-lives ranging from 4.4...
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A survey has been carried out in three Regions of north-eastItaly, Emilia Romagna, Veneto and Friuli Venezia Giulia, withfour objectives: (a) to update the statistics on the use of pipedrainage; (b) to describe the farms that adopt this technique asa replacement of the traditional surface drainage methods;(c) to characterise the features of the dra...
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An experiment has been carried out in cultivated drainage lysimeters filled with reported soil in order to investigate on the disappearance and mobility of Metolachlor and Terbuthylazine as related to the nitrogen fertilization level. Two experimental units have been compared: in the O-N treatment the soil did not receive N fertilizers during the 7...
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To evaluate the environmental risk associated with nitrogen fertilization of arable crops, the concentration of (NO2 + NO3)-N (Nitr-N) and NH4-N (Amm-N) in leachate, as well as the water volumes drained from cultivated field lysimeters were monitored for three years in Udine (north east Italy). Three crops (barley, soybean and maize) were subjected...
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A 2-year trial has been carried out in northern Italy on soybean (cv. Hodgson) grown in lysimeters, comparing three soil water regimes (well-watered conditions and water stress during vegetative and reproductive stages) at two sowing dates. Plant evapotranspiration and water uptake depth were calculated from volumes of water independently supplied...
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The outflows from two pipe-drained plots in north-eastern Italy were monitored for 6 and 3 years to detect the content of soluble nutrients (NO3-N, P and K) in waters and to calculate mass nutrient losses by drainage. The plots were subjected to two different cropping systems : in the first, conversion from fertilized arable crops and meadow to unf...

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