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The productive performance of a fruit orchard is strongly affected by soil fertility and therefore by fruit grower capacity in choosing, combining, and properly performing the fertilization and soil management practices. On the other hand, such expertise is taken into consideration by the recent agricultural European Union policy which supports and encourages the use of production technologies aimed to preserve natural resources (cross-compliance concept).
The main aim of this research is the optimization of sustainable fertilization and low impact soil management technologies in fruit orchard systems located in semi-arid areas by the monitoring of soil quality and fertility indicators.
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The title of Ph.D. achieved in the scientific field AGR/03 is an essential requisite for eligibility.
Will be evaluated the degree:
in “Scienze Agrarie”; “Scienze Forestali”; “ Biotecnologie Agrarie Vegetali” (Vecchio Ordinamento ) or specialistica/magistrale nelle classi 7/S; 74/S; 77/S; o LM 7; LM 69; LM 73.
The selection will take place through two different phases:
a. Evaluation of qualifications. Will be evaluated:
1. scientific curriculum
2. qualifications ( specialization courses, phd, awarded in Italy or abroad) concerning the research topics;
3. scientific publications concerning the research topics,
4. research contracts with public and private research center , scholarships, research grants, concerning the research topics
The colloquium will focus on the following topics:
• soil fertility concept;
• soil quality indicators;
• sustainable fertilization and low impact soil management techniques;
•methods for soil physico-chemical analyses;
•available literature on the argument of the research fellowship.
During the interview the Commission will evaluate the knowledge of English language of Candidates.
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International mobility required ?
Eligible destination country/ies for fellows
Eligibility of fellows: country/ies of residence
Eligibility of fellows: nationality/ies
Albania, Andorra, Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Faroe Islands, Finland, France, FYRoMacedonia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, MOLDOVA, Monaco, Montenegro, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, San Marino, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom, Vatican City
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