Daniele Massa, CREA, Italy
Daniele Massa (DM) has got a MSc in Agricultural Science and Technologies and PhD in Horticulture at the University of Tuscia (Italy) with specialization in crop modelling and nutrition at the University of California Davis (USA). DM is Research director at the Council for Agricultural Research and Economics (CREA) and he is Head of research station at CREA Research Centre for Vegetable and Ornamental Crops. DM carries out research activity on plant modelling, crop abiotic stress, crop fertilization and irrigation management, plant physiology under protected cultivation and hydroponics or open field as well in the vegetable and ornamental sector. DM has been awarded as young researcher by national (Italian Horticultural Society) and international (MELCOPTOR) associations for his studies on plant nutrition and irrigation. In the last ten years, DM took part to roughly 20 international and national scientific projects, as coordinator of project/research unit or participant, focusing on crop nutrient and irrigation management, agriculture sustainability, crop physiology and quality. DM is external professor at the University of Salerno (Italy) for the university courses of “vegetable crops” and “precision farming in vegetable crops”. He is member of the Executive Council of the Italian Society of Horticulture (SOI) and member of other international scientific association and working groups.