Phytoalimurgy and ethnobotany
The research regards the study of wild food plants (alimurgic plants) linked to the traditions of Southern Veneto for the conservation of bio-cultural diversity. More specifically:
- gathering of information by means of interviews, also videoed, with the collaboration of dialectologists, for the creation of an ethno-botanical database;
Environmental dynamics of pesticides
Diffuse and point-source pollution from herbicides are being studied, with particular regard to mitigation techniques.
The diffuse pollution sources being studied are runoff and drift.
Integrated weed management: the reduction of herbicide use and risk by means of the integrated management of the weeds, the use of innovative control techniques, the use of prediction and decision-support models, the study of weed biology and weed-crop co
The research involves the setting up of programmes of integrated weed management, also using innovative cropping systems, and evaluation of the cost-benefit ratio of the various options.
Study of the evolution of herbicide resistant weed populations and their management
Projects with industry
The investigation techniques are typically multidisciplinary and the approach is holistic. Expertize is also provided by researchers in industry and by colleagues in Italy and abroad.