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Di Marco Stefano

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Di Marco Stefano
Di Marco Stefano

Stefano Di Marco

Born in Bologna (Italy) on 19 September 1957. Researcher.

1984-2003 - Centro di Studio dei Fitofarmaci, CNR, c/o University of Bologna, Italy.

1993 – Research activity c/o Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique – Centre de Recherches de Bordeaux, Villenave d’Ornon, France.

2003-present - Istituto di Biometeorologia, CNR, Bologna, Italy.

 

Activity

Organic and integrated management of plant diseases for the improvement of production efficiency and quality.

Current research

  • Chronic wood diseases:
    • Esca of grapevine: mechanisms of pathogenicity and development of control strategies
    • Epidemiology and control measures of the “decay”
    • Correlation between kiwifruit symptoms severity of “decay” in kiwifruit and loss of quantity and quality
    • Role of nutrients and soil elements on chronic wood diseases and related pathogens
  • Biocontrol agents, natural pesticides and nutrients in organic production: development of control strategy and beneficial effects on vegetative characteristic and yield quality parameters

Coordination of scientific projects

2004-07. UE bilateral project Hungarian-Italian Intergovernmental S & T Cooperation Programme “Plant-pathogen environment interaction”: Italian responsible of “Petri disease and esca of grapevine: study and detection of their fungal agents. Looking for control measures”.

2004-08. Inter-regional project n. 237: "Research and experimentation in the nursery and in the field for the control of esca of grapevine"

2005-06. CRPV-Emilia Romagna project: “Use of biocontrol agentes for the improvement of quality of cuttings and their resistance to pathogens”

2006-07. CRPV-Emilia Romagna project: “Actinidia diseases: decay and elephantiasis”

2008. Pro.B.E.R. project: “Biological and physical agents for the improvement of leafy vegetables”

2008-10. Pro.B.E.R. project: “Development of cultivation techniques in organic and biodynamic viticulture: reduction of the susceptibility of young vines to pathogens”

2009-12. CRPV-Emilia Romagna project: “Kiwiquality”

2010-12. CRPV-Emilia Romagna project: “Seed treatments in organic farming: use of Trichoderma

 

Professional Societies

SIPAV Società italiana di Patologia Vegetale

AIPP Associazione Italiana per la Protezione delle Piante

MPU Mediterranean Phytopathological Society

Favor Found Vinelink International Association “Grapevine young decline and esca”

ICGTD International Council on Grapevine Trunk Disease (Scientific committee)

 

Professional Assignments

Responsible of IBIMET bio and chemical pesticide storehouse and climatic chambers.

Tutor in research projects

Assistance to BS, MS and PhD students (seminars and thesis) of the University of Bologna (Dipartimento di Protezione e Valorizzazione Agroalimentare)

Referee of international scientific journal (ISI)

Scientific Committee of PT-BIO Italy

Member of DivulgAreaBo (CNR scientific divulgation board)

 

Awards

26/05/1990. “Giovanni Lenzi Award” for MS thesis ‘Nuovi orientamenti di difesa contro Phellinus igniarius agente del mal dell’esca della vite’, with the following citation: "Innovative research study in Plant Pathology and Crop Protection”.

04/11/2006. Prof. Gabriele Goidanich National Award for “Meritorious research activity in Plant Pathology and Microbiology”.

Selected recent publications

  1. DI MARCO S., OSTI F., MUGNAI L., 2011. First studies on the potential of a copper formulation for the control of leaf stripe disease within esca complex in grapevine. Phytopathologia Mediterranea 50, S300-S309.

  2. DI MARCO S., OSTI F., CALZARANO F., ROBERTI R., VERONESI A., AMALFITANO C., 2011. Effects of grapevine applications of fosetyl-aluminium formulations for downy mildew control on “esca” and associated fungi. Phytopathologia Mediterranea 50, S285-S299.

  3. OSTI F:, DI MARCO S., 2010. Iron-dependent, non-enzymatic processes promoted by Phaeomoniella chlamydospora and Phaeoacremonium aleophilum, agents of esca in grapevine. Physiological and Molecular Plant Pathology, 74(5-6), 309-316.

  4. DI MARCO S., OSTI F., 2009. Effect of biostimulant sprays on Phaeomoniella chlamydospora and esca proper infected vines under greenhouse and field conditions. Phytopathologia Mediterranea 48(1), 47-58.

  5. DI MARCO S., OSTI F., 2008. Foliar symptom expression of wood decay in Actinidia deliciosa in relation to environmental factors. Plant Disease, 92 (8), 1150-1157.

  6. CALZARANO F., DI MARCO S., 2007. Wood discoloration and decay in grapevines with esca proper and their relationship with foliar symptoms. Phytopathologia Mediterranea 46, 96–101.

  7. DI MARCO S., OSTI F., 2007. Applications of Trichoderma to prevent Phaeomoniella chlamydospora infections in organic nurseries. Phytopathologia Mediterranea, 46, 73–83.

  8. CALZARANO F., DI MARCO S. (2007). Wood discoloration and decay in grapevines with esca proper and their relationship with foliar symptoms. Phytopathologia Mediterranea 46, 96–101.

  9. DI MARCO S., OSTI F. (2007). Applications of Trichoderma to prevent Phaeomoniella chlamydospora infections in organic nurseries. Phytopathologia Mediterranea, 46, 73–83.

  10. MARCHI G., PEDUTO F., MUGNAI L., DI MARCO S., CALZARANO F., SURICO G. (2006). Some observations on the relationship on manifest and hidden esca to rainfall. Phytopathologia mediterranea, 45, 117-126.

  11. DI MARCO S., CALZARANO F., OSTI F., MAZZULLO A. (2004). Pathogenicity of fungi associated with a decay of kiwifruit. Australasian Plant Pathology Journal, 33 (3) 337-342.

  12. DI MARCO S., OSTI F., CESARI A. (2004). Experiments on the control of esca by Trichoderma. Phytopathologia mediterranea, 43, 108-115.

  13. CALZARANO F., DI MARCO S., CESARI A. (2004). Benefit of fungicide treatment after trunk renewal of vines with different types of esca necrosis. Phytopathologia mediterranea, 43, 116-123.