Publications in Scopus Indexed Journals






  • Aguzzoni A., Bassi M., Pignotti E., Robatscher P., Scandellari F., Tirler W., Tagliavini, M. (2020). Sr isotope composition of Golden Delicious apples in Northern Italy reflects the soil 87Sr/86Sr ratio of the cultivation area. J Sci Food Agric. 100, 3666–3674. doi:10.1002/jsfa.10399
  • Andreotti C. (2020). Management of Abiotic Stress in Horticultural Crops: Spotlight on Biostimulants. Agronomy, 10 (10), p. 1514. doi:
  • Basile B., Rouphael Y., Colla G., Soppelsa S., Andreotti C. (2020). Appraisal of emerging crop management opportunities in fruit trees, grapevines and berry crops facilitated by the application of biostimulants, Scientia Horticulturae, vol 267. doi: 10.1016/j.scienta.2020.109330
  • Petrillo M., Zanotelli D., Lucchetta V., Aguzzoni A., Andreotti C. (2020). The use of biochar as soil amendment : effects on nitrogen and water availability for potted grapevines. Italus Hortus 27, 28–40. doi:10.26353/j.itahort/2020.2.2840
  • Soppelsa S., Kelderer M., Testolin R., Zanotelli D., Andreotti C. (2020). Effect of Biostimulants on Apple Quality at Harvest and After Storage. Agronomy, 10 (8), p.1214. doi: 10.3390/agronomy10081214
  • Shtai W., Tagliavini M., Holtz T., Ben Abdelkader A., Petrillo M., Zanotelli D., Montagnani L. (2020). Total and diffuse light distribution within the canopy of an apple orchard as affected by reflective ground covers. Italus Hortus, 27(1), 69–84. doi:10.26353/j.itahort/2020.1.6984.
  • Kalcsits L, E. Lotze, M. Tagliavini, K. D. Hannam, T. Mimmo, D. Neilsen, G. Neilsen, D. Atkinson, E. Casagrande Biasuz, L. Borruso, S. Cesco, E. Fallahi, Y. Pii and N. A. Valverdi. 2020. Recent achievements and new research opportunities for optimizing macronutrient availability, acquisition and distribution for perennial fruit crops. Agronomy. 10, 1738; doi:10.3390/agronomy10111738
  • Reyes F., B. Pallas, C. Pradal, F. Vaggi, D. Zanotelli, M. Tagliavini, D. GiaNnelle, E.Costes. 2020.  MuSCA: a multi-scale source-sink carbon allocation model to explore carbon allocation in plants. An application on static apple-tree structures. Annals of Botany.  126: 571–585. doi: 10.1093/aob/mcz122,





  • Canistro, D., Vivarelli, F., Cirillo, S., Costa, G., Andreotti, C. And Paolini, M. (2016). Comparison between in toto peach (Prunus persica L. Batsch) supplementation and its polyphenolic extract on rat liver xenobiotic metabolizing enzymes. Food and Chemical Toxicology, 97, 385-394.
  • Ceccon C., Tagliavini M., Schmitt A.O., Eissenstat D.M. (2016). Untangling the effects of root age and tissue nitrogen on root respiration in Populus tremuloides at different nitrogen supply. Tree Physiology, 36 (5), 618-627.
  • Morozova, K., Andreotti, C., Armani, M., Cavani, L., Cesco, S., Cortese, L., Gerbi, V., Mimmo, T., Russo Spena, P. And Scampicchio, M. (2016). Indirect effect of glyphosate on wine fermentation studied by microcalorimetry. Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry, 1-10. DOI 10.1007/s10973-016-5891-y
  • Reyes F., Dejong t., Franceschi P., Tagliavini M., Giannelle D. (2016). Maximum growth potential and periods of resource limitation in apple tree. Frontiers in Plant Science. 7-233.  doi: 10.3389/fpls.2016.00233.
  • Scandellari F., Caruso G., Liguori G., Meggio F., Palese A.M., Zanotelli D., Celano G., Gucci R., Inglese P., Pitacco A., Tagliavini M. (2016). A survey of carbon sequestration potential of orchards and vineyards in Italy. European Journal of Horticultural Science 81:106–114
  • Tomè E., Ventura M., Folegot S., Zanotelli D., Montagnani L., Mimmo T., Tonon G., Tagliavini M., Scandellari F. (2016). Mycorrhizal contribution to soil respiration in an apple orchard. Applied Soil Ecology 101: 165–173
  • Varolo E., Zanotelli D., Tagliavini M., Zerbe S., Montagnani L.  (2016). Colonization of a deglaciated moraine: contrasting patterns of carbon uptake and release from C3 and CAM plants. PLOS one doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0168741s


  • Boschiero M., Kelderer M., Schmitt A. O., Andreotti C. And Zerbe S. (2015). Influence of agricultural residues interpretation and allocation procedures on the environmental performance of bioelectricity production–A case study on woodchips from apple orchards. Applied Energy, 147, 235-245
  • Ciotta M.N., Ceretta C.A., Tagliavini M., Zanotelli D., Moser D., Nava G., Porro D., Brunetto G. (2015). Leaf water potential, nutritional status and must composition in grapes ‘Pinot Nero’ with and without irrigation. Ciência Rural.
  • Guerrero-Chavez, G., Scampicchio, M., Andreotti, C. (2015). Influence of the site altitude on strawberry phenolic composition and quality. Scientia Horticulturae, 192, 21-28.
  • Mimmo T., Camin F., Bontempo L., Capici C., Tagliavini M., Cesco S., Scampicchio M. (2015). Traceability of different Apple Varieties by Multivariate Analysis of Isotope Ratio Mass Spectrometry Data. Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry. 29(21), 1984-1990.
  • Scandellari F., Zanotelli D., Ceccon C., Bolognesi M., Montagnani L., Cassol P., Melo G.W., Tagliavini M. (2015). Enhancing prediction accuracy of soil respiration in an apple orchard by integrating photosynthetic activity into a temperature-related model. European Journal of Soil Biology, 70, 77–87. doi:10.1016/j.ejsobi.2015.07.006
  • Scandellari F.. (2015). Special Issue: Mycorrhizal Fungi in Sensitive Environments. J. Fungi 2015, 1, 168-172; doi:10.3390/jof1020168
  • Tomè E., Tagliavini M., Scandellari F. (2015). Recently fixed carbon allocation in strawberry plants and concurrent inorganic nitrogen uptake through arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi. Journal of Plant Physiology. Journal of Plant Physiology. 179, 83–89.
  • Varolo E., Zanotelli D., Tagliavini M., Zerbe S., Montagnani L. (2015). Net ecosystem production in a Little Ice Age moraine: the role of plant functional diversity. Biogeosciences Discuss., 12, 10271-10310,
  • Zanotelli D., Montagnani L., Manca G., Scandellari F., Tagliavini M. (2015). Net ecosystem carbon balance of an apple orchard. Europ. J. Agronomy. 63, 97–104.


  • Zanotelli D., Rechenmacher M., Guerra W., Cassar A., Tagliavini M. (2014). Seasonal uptake rate dynamics and partitioning of mineral nutrients by bourse shoots of field-grown apple trees. Europ. J. Hort. Sciences. 79(4):203-211
  • Valentinuzzi F., Mason M., Scampicchio M., Andreotti C., Cesco S., Mimmo T. (2014). Enhancement of the bioactive compound content in strawberry fruits grown under iron and phosphorus deficiency. Journal of The Science of Food And Agriculture, ISSN: 0022-5142, doi: 10.1002/jsfa.6924


  • Fleischer K., Rebel K.T., […] Montagnani L ., et al. (2013). The contribution of nitrogen deposition to the photosynthetic capacity of forests, Global Biogeochem. Cycles, 27, 187-199, DOI: 10.1002/gbc.20026
  • Melaas E.K, A.D. Richardson, […], L. Montagnani, E. Moors (2013). Using FLUXNET Data to Improve Models of Springtime Vegetation Activity Onset in Forest Ecosystems. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology , 171–172, 46–56. DOI: 10.1016/j.agrformet.2012.11.018.
  • Stoy P.C., M. Mauder, […], L. Montagnani, et al. (2013). A data- driven analysis of energy balance closure across FLUXNET research sites: The role of landscape-scale heterogeneity, Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, 171–172, 137–152
  • Zanotelli D., Montagnani L., Manca G., Tagliavini M. (2013). Net primary productivity, allocation pattern and carbon use efficiency in an apple orc hard assessed by integrating eddy-covariance, biometric and continuous soil chamber measurements. Biogeosciences, 10, 3089-3108.
  • Curetti M., Sanchez E., Tagliavini M., Gioacchini P. (2013). Foliar-applied urea at bloom improves early fruit growth and nitrogen status of spur leaves in pear trees, cv. Williams Bon Chretien. Scientia Horticulturae. 150: 16–21
  • Ravaglia D., Espley R. V., Henry-Kirk R. A., Andreotti C., Ziosi V., Hellens R. P., Costa G., Allan A. C. (2013). Transcriptional regulation of flavonoid biosynthesis in nectarine (Prunus persica) by a set of R2R3 MYB transcription factors. BMC Plant Biology, 13(1), 68. doi:10.1186/1471-2229-13-68


  • Panzacchi P., Tonon G., Ceccon C., Scandellari F., Ventura M., Zibordi M., Tagliavini M. (2012). Belowground carbon allocation and net primary and ecosystem productivities in apple trees (Malus domestica) as affected by soil water availability. Plant and Soil 360: 229–241
  • Roccuzzo G., Zanotelli D., Allegra M., Giuffrida A., Torrisi B.F., Leonardi A., Quinones A., Intrigliolo F., Tagliavini M. (2012). Assessing nutrient uptake by field-grown orange trees. European Journal of Agronomy 41: 73–80


  • Brunetto G., Ventura M., Scandellari F., Ceretta C.A., Kaminski J., de Melo G.W., Tagliavini M. (2011). Nutrient release during the decomposition of mowed perennial ryegrass and white clover and its contribution to nitrogen nutrition of grapevine. Nutrient Cycling in Agroecosystems 90: 299–308
  • Ceccon C., Panzacchi P., Scandellari F., Prandi L., Ventura M., Russo B., Millard P., Tagliavini M. (2011). Spatial and temporal effects of soil temperature and moisture and the relation to fine root density on root and soil respiration in a mature apple orchard. Plant and Soil 342: 195–206
  • Pieri L., Ventura F., Ventura M., Tagliavini M., Ponti M., Pistocchi R., Albertazzi S., Vignudelli M., Rossi Pisa P. (2011). Chemical and biological indicators of water quality in three agricultural watersheds of the Po valley, Italy. Italian J. Agronomy, 6: 29-38


  • Scandellari F., Ventura M., Gioacchini P., Antisari L.V., Tagliavini M. (2010). Seasonal pattern of net nitrogen rhizodeposition from peach (Prunus persica (L.) Batsch) trees in soils with different textures. Agriculture Ecosystems & Environment 136: 162–168
  • Ventura M., Scandellari F., Bonora E., Tagliavini M. (2010). Nutrient release during decomposition of leaf litter in a peach (Prunus persica L.) orchard. Nutrient Cycling in Agroecosystems 87: 115–125
  • Andreotti C., Ravaglia D., Costa G. (2010). Effects of fruit load and reflective mulch on phenolic compounds accumulation in nectarine fruit. European Journal Of Horticultural Science, vol. 75, p. 53-59, ISSN: 1611-4426.


  • Andreotti C., Ravaglia D., Costa G. (2009). Innovative light management to improve production sustainability, overall quality, and the phenolics composition of nectarine (Prunus persica cv. Stark Red Gold). Journal Of Horticultural Science And Biotechnology, vol. Sp. Iss. SI, p. 145-149, ISSN: 1462-0316


  • Ventura M., Scandellari F., Ventura F., Guzzon B., Pisa P.R., Tagliavini M. (2008). Nitrogen balance and losses through drainage waters in an agricultural watershed of the Po Valley (Italy). European Journal of Agronomy 29: 108–115
  • Andreotti C., Ravaglia D., Ragaini A., Costa G. (2008). Phenolic compounds in peach (Prunus persica) cultivars at harvest and during fruit maturation. ANNALS OF APPLIED BIOLOGY, vol. 153, p. 11-23, ISSN: 0003-4746, doi: 10.1111/j.1744-7348.2008.00234.x


  • Scandellari F., Tonon G., Thalheimer M., Ceccon C., Gioacchini P., Aber J.D., Tagliavini M. (2007). Assessing nitrogen fluxes from roots to soil associated to rhizodeposition by apple (Malus domestica) trees. Trees-Structure and Function 21: 499–505
  • Tagliavini M., Tonon G., Scandellari F., Quinones A., Palmieri S., Menarbin G., Gioacchini P., Masia A. (2007). Nutrient recycling during the decomposition of apple leaves (Malus domestica) and mowed grasses in an orchard. Agriculture Ecosystems & Environment 118: 191–200
  • Tonon G., Ciavatta C., Solimando D., Gioacchini P., Tagliavini M. (2007). Fate of N-15 derived from soil decomposition of abscised leaves and pruning wood from apple (Malus domestica) trees. Soil Science and Plant Nutrition 53: 78–85.
  • Tagliavini M., G Tonon, F. Scandellari, A.Quinones, P Gioacchini ,  S. Palmieri ,  G. Menarbin and A Masia. 2007. Nutrient release during the decomposition of abscised leaves and mowed grasses in an apple (Malus domestica) orchard. Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment, 118, 191-200.



  • Musacchi S., M. Quartieri and Tagliavini. 2006. Pear (Pyrus communis) but not quince (Cydonia oblonga) roots are able prevent  excessive uptake of  Cl- and Na+ in saline soils. European Journal of Agronomy. 24, 268-275.
  • MILLARD P., R. WENDLER, G. GRASSI, G.AELLE GRELET and TAGLIAVINI. 2006 Translocation of nitrogen in the xylem of field-grown cherry and poplar trees during remobilization. Tree Physiology, 26, 527-536.
  • Cesco S., A. D. Rombolà, Tagliavini, Z. Varanini and r.Pinton. 2006. Phytosiderophores released by graminaceous species promote 59 Fe uptake in citrus. Plant and Soil, 287(1-2), 223-233.



  • NESTBY and TAGLIAVINI.M. 2005 Foliar uptake and partitioning of urea-N by strawberry plants as affected by timing of supply and plant N status. J. Hort Sci Biotec., 80(2): 272-275.
  • Tagliavini, E. Baldi, P. Lucchi, M. Antonelli, G. Sorrenti, G. Baruzzi and W. Faedi. 2005. Dynamics of nutrients uptake by strawberry plants (Fragaria x ananassa Dutch.) grown in soil and soilless culture. European Journal of Agronomy. 23, 15-25.
  • D. Rombolà, Y. Gogorcena, A. Larbi, F. Morales, E. Baldi, B. Marangoni, M. Tagliavini and J. Abadía. 2005 Iron deficiency induced changes in carbon fixation and leaf elemental composition of sugar beet (Beta vulgaris) plants. Plant and Soil, 270, 39-45.
  • R Nestby, F Lieten, D Pivot, C Raynal Lacroix, and M Tagliavini, 2005. Influence of Mineral Nutrients on Strawberry Fruit Quality and Their Accumulation in Plant Organs A Review. J. Fruit Science, 5 (1),141-158.



  • Toselli M., M. Thalheimer and Tagliavini. 2004. Leaf uptake and partitioning of urea-N as affected by the concentration and volume of spray solution and by the shoot leaf position in apple (Malus domestica) trees. J. Hort. Sci Biotec. ,79 (1),97-100.
  • Abadía, A Álvarez-Fernández, A. D. Rombolà, M. SANZ, and M. Tagliavini,  A. Abadía.  2004. Technologies for the Diagnosis and Remediation of Fe Deficiency. Soil Sci. Plant  Nutr. 50 (7), 965-971.



  • Poni s., Quartieri m. and M. 2003. Potassium nutrition of Cabernet Sauvignon grapevines (Vitis vinifera L.) as affected by shoot trimming. Plant and Soil, 253, 351-351.
  • GRASSI G., P. MILLARD, P. GIOACCHINI, and TAGLIAVINI. 2003. Recycling of nitrogen in the xylem of Prunus avium trees starts when spring remobilization of internal reserves declines. Tree Physiology, 23, 1061-1068.




  • Tagliavini M. and Marangoni. 2002. Major nutritional issues in deciduous fruit orchards of Northern Italy HorTechnology, 12(1).26-31.
  • M Quartieri , P Millard and M Tagliavini. Storage and remobilization of nitrogen by pear (Pyrus communis L.) trees as affected by timing of N supply. 2002. European Journal of Agronomy, 17, 105-110. .
  • Policarpo, L. Di Marco, T. Caruso, P. Gioacchini and M. Tagliavini. 2002  Dynamics of nitrogen uptake and partitioning in early and late fruit ripening peach (Prunus persica) tree genotypes under a mediterranean climate. Plant and Soil, 239 (2), 207-214.
  • ROMBOLA’ A.D., BRÜGGEMANN W., LOPEZ-MILLAN A.F., ABADIA J. TAGLIAVINI M., MARANGONI B., and MOOG P.R., 2002. Biochemical mechanisms of tolerance to Fe-deficiency in kiwifruit ( deliciosa) plants. Tree Physiology, 22, 869-875.
  • GRASSI G., MILLARD P., WENDLER R., MINOTTA G. and TAGLIAVINI. 2002 Measurements of xylem sap amino acid concentrations in conjunction with whole tree transpiration estimates spring N remobilization by cherry trees. Plant Cell & Environment, 25, 1689-1699.




  • MALAGUTI D. MILLARD P., WENDLER R., HEPBURN A. and TAGLIAVINI M. 2001. Translocation of amino acids in the xylem of apple (Malus domestica) tree as a consequence of both N remobilization and root uptake. Journal of Experimental Botany, 52 (361) , 1665-1671.
  • TAGLIAVINI M. and ROMBOLA’ A.D. 2001. Iron deficiency and chlorosis in orchard and vineyard ecosystems – a review. European Journal of Agronomy, 15, 71-92.




  • TOSELLI M. MARANGONI B. and TAGLIAVINI M. 2000. Seasonal variation of Fe content in vegetative and reproductive organs of nectarine trees in calcareous soils during the development of chloroisis. European Journal of Agronomy, 13(4) 279-286. 
  • Tagliavini , P. INGLESE and A. D. ROMBOLA’. Root uptake, storage and remobilisation of autumn applied nitrogen to kiwifruit (Actinidia deliciosa) vines. Agronomie Agriculture and Environment, 20, 23-30.
  • D ROMBOLA’, W. BRUEGGEMANN, M. TAGLIAVINI, B. MARANGONI and P. MOOG. 2000. Iron source affects Fe reduction and re-greening of kiwifruit (Actinidia deliciosa) leaves Journal of Plant Nutrition, 23 (11&12),1751-1765
  • TAGLIAVINI., J. ABADIA, A.D. ROMBOLA’, A. ABADIA, C. TSIPOURIDIS and B. MARANGONI. 2000. Agronomic means for the control of iron deficiency and chlorosis in deciduous fruit plants. Journal of Plant Nutrition, 23((11&12), 2007-2022.
  • ABADIA, M. TAGLIAVINI, A. ABADIA, M. SANZ, C. TSIPOURIDIS, E. FARIA., and B. MARANGONI. 2000. Using the flower Fe concentration for estimating crop chlorosis in fruit tree orchards. A summary report. Journal of Plant Nutrition, 23(11&12), 2023-2033 .




  • TAGLIAVINI M., MILLARD, M. QUARTIERI and B. MARANGONI. 1999. Timing of N uptake affects storage and remobilisation of nitrogen in nectarine trees. Plant and Soil, 211 (2) 149-153.




  • TAGLIAVINI M., P. MILLARD and M. QUARTIERI. Storage of foliar absorbed N and remobilisation for spring growth in young nectarine (P.persica var nectarina) trees. Tree Physiology, 18, 203-207.




  • TAGLIAVINI M., M. QUARTIERI and P. MILLARD. Remobilised nitrogen and root uptake of nitrate for leaf growth, flowers and developing fruits of pear (P. communis) trees. Plant and Soil, 195,137-142.




  • TAGLIAVINI M., D. SCUDELLARI, B. MARANGONI and M. TOSELLI. 1996 Nitrogen fertilization management in orchards to reconcile productivity and environmental aspects. Fertilizer Research, 43(1-2),93-102.




  • TAGLIAVINI M., A. MASIA and M. QUARTIERI. Bulk soil pH and rhizosphere pH of peach trees in calcareous and alkaline soils as affected by the form of nitrogen fertilizers. 1995. Plant and Soil, 176(2), 263-271.
  • TAGLIAVINI M., A.D. ROMBOLA’ and B. MARANGONI. Responses to the iron-deficiency stress of pear and quince genotypes. Journal of Plant Nutrition, 18(11),2465-2482.




  • TAGLIAVINI M., VETO and N.E.  LOONEY. 1993. Measuring root  surface-area and  mean root diameter of peach seedlings  by digital image  analysis,   HortScience, 28. 1129-1130.
  • TAGLIAVINI M., D. BASSI and B. MARANGONI. Growth and mineral nutrition of pear  rootstocks  in  lime  soils. Scientia Horticulturae, 54, 13-22.




  • PONI S., TAGLIAVINI, D. NERI, D. SCUDELLARI and M. TOSELLI. 1992. Influence of root pruning and localized water  stress  on growth and  physiology  of  apple,   grape,  peach  and  pear.  Scientia Horticulturae, 52,223-236.
  • TAGLIAVINI M., B. MARANGONI, D. SCUDELLARI, A. BASTIANEL, F. FRANZIN and M.  1992. Leaf mineral composition of apple trees: sampling date and effects of cultivar and  rootstock.  Journal of Plant Nutrition, 15 (5), 605-619.
  • TAGLIAVINI and B.MARANGONI.1992.  Growth  of  peach  as affected by  decomposition  of  own  root  residues  in  soil. Plant and Soil, 145, 253-260.




  • TAGLIAVINI M. and N. E. LOONEY. 1991. Response of peach  seedlings to  root-zone  temperature  and root-applied growth regulators, HortScience, 26 (7),870-872.
  • TAGLIAVINI M., E. HOGUE  and  G.H.  NEILSEN.  1991.Influence of phosphorus  nutrition and root  zone  temperature  on  growth and mineral uptake of peach seedlings,   Journal  of Plant Nutrition, 1991, 11,  1267-1276.