Profitable Stonefruit Research

Senior Technical Officer

Horticulture Production Sciences, Agriculture Victoria

Alessio Scalisi, researcher at Agriculture Victoria

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Alessio Scalisi is a Senior Technical Officer at the Tatura SmartFarm, Agriculture Victoria. Alessio works to develop smart tools for the Tatura Centre and to implement a network of sensors that relies on the integration of contact, proximal and remote technologies for the automation of orchard practices and estimation of plant physiological responses. Alessio aims to support fruit growers to achieve the best yield and quality standards by integrating Ag Tech in pre- and post-harvest operations. Alessio holds an International Master in Horticultural Science and a PhD in Agricultural, Environmental and Forest Sciences.

Relevant experience:

  • Marino, G., Scalisi, A., Guzmán-Delgado, P., Caruso, T., Marra, F.P. and Lo Bianco, R. (2021). Detecting Mild Water Stress in Olive with Multiple Plant-Based Continuous Sensors. Plants, 10(1), 131.
  • Scalisi, A. and O’Connell, M.G. (2021). Relationships between Soluble Solids and Dry Matter in the Flesh of Stone Fruit at Harvest. Analytica, 2(1), 14-24.
  • Scalisi, A., Pelliccia, D. and O’Connell, M. G. (2020). Maturity Prediction in Yellow Peach (Prunus persica L.) Cultivars Using a Fluorescence Spectrometer. Sensors, 20(22), 6555.
  • Scalisi, A. and O'Connell, M.G. (2021). Application of Visible/NIR spectroscopy for the estimation of soluble solids, dry matter and flesh firmness in stone fruits. Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture, 101(5), 2100-2107.
  • Scalisi, A., Marino, G., Marra, F.P., Caruso, T. and Lo Bianco, R. (2020). A cultivar-sensitive approach for the continuous monitoring of olive (Olea europaea L.) tree water status by fruit and leaf sensing. Frontiers in Plant Science, 11, 340.
  • Scalisi, A., O’Connell, M.G., Lo Bianco, R. and Stefanelli, D. (2019). Continuous detection of new plant water status indicators in stage I of nectarine fruit growth. Acta Horticulturae, 1253, 9-16.
  • Scalisi, A., Marra, F.P., Caruso, T., Illuminati, C., Costa, F. and Lo Bianco, R. (2019). Transpiration rates and hydraulic conductance of two olive genotypes with different sensitivity to drought. Acta Horticulturae, 1253, 421-428.
  • Scalisi, A., O'Connell, M.G., Stefanelli, D. and Lo Bianco, R. (2019). Fruit and leaf sensing for continuous detection of nectarine water status. Frontiers in Plant Science, 10, 805.
  • Simões Grilo, F., Scalisi, A., Pernice, F., Morandi, B., and Lo Bianco, R. (2019). Recurrent deficit irrigation and fruit harvest affect tree water relations and fruitlet growth in 'Valencia' orange. European Journal of Horticultural Science, 84(3), 177-187.
  • Scalisi, A., Farina, V., Reig, C., Agustí, M., and Marra, F.P. (2018). Heat requirements for loquat fruit development may be assessed with a Beta model approach. Acta Horticulturae, 1229, 101–108.
  • Scalisi, A., Lo Bianco, R., Caruso, T., Giovannini, D., Sirri, S., and Fontana, F. (2018). Preliminary evaluation of six Prunus rootstocks for peach in Italy. Acta Horticulturae, 1228, 273–278.
  • Mossad, A., Scalisi, A., and Lo Bianco, R. (2018). Growth and water relations of field-grown ‘Valencia’ orange trees under long-term partial rootzone drying. Irrigation Science, 36: 9-24.
  • Scalisi, A., Bresilla, K., and Simões Grilo, F. (2017). Continuous determination of fruit tree water-status by plant-based sensors. Italus Hortus, 24(2), 39-50.
  • Lo Bianco, R., and Scalisi, A. (2017). Water relations and carbohydrate partitioning of four greenhouse-grown olive genotypes under long-term drought. Trees, 31:17-27.
  • Scalisi, A., Morandi, B., Inglese, P., and Lo Bianco, R. (2016) Cladode growth dynamics in Opuntia ficus-indica under drought. Environmental and Experimental Botany, 122: 158-167.
  • Scalisi, A., Lo Bianco, R., Pernice, F. and Motisi, A. (2014). Climatic characterization and phenology of local peach genotypes in the Udzungwa uplands of Tanzania. International Journal of Fruit Science, 14: 388-404.