Dr. Andrea Minuto
CAMERA DI COMMERCIO INDUSTRIA ARTIGIANATO E AGRICOLTURA DI SAVONA SEDE LEGALE: 17100 Savona - Via Quarda Superiore, 16 – Tel. 019.83141 - Fax 019.8314255 - E-mail: [email protected] SEDE OPERATIVA: 17031 Albenga - Regione Rollo, 98 – Tel. e fax 0182.554949 - 0182.50712 – E-mail: [email protected] Cod. Fisc. e Partita IVA 01438040097 Minuto Andrea: curriculm vitae 1. FAMILY and GIVEN NAME: 2. DATE OF BIRTH: 3. NATIONALITY: 4. TITLE: 5. JOB TITLE: 6. CONTACT DETAILS: Minuto Andrea 10th September 1968 Italian Ph.D. in Plant Pathology Agronomist CENTRO DI SAGGIO Centro Regionale di Sperimentazione e Assistenza Agricola Azienda Speciale della CCIAA di Savona Regione Rollo, 98 - I-17031 Albenga (SV) tel. +39.0182.554949 fax. +39.0182.554949 e.mail [email protected] 7. EDUCATION / PROFESSIONAL STUDIES: 2004 - 2008: Assistant Professor in Plant Pathology (Univ. Torino – Italy). 1997 - 1999: Ph.D. in Plant Pathology awarded by the University of Bari – Italy. 1993: Degree in Agricultural Sciences, University of Torino – Italy (110/110 cum laude menzione e dignità di stampa). 1987: High School qualification Liceo Scientifico O. Grassi, Savona - Italy. 8. LANGUAGE SKILLS: English good speaking, reading, writing; French excellent speaking and reading, good speaking; Spanish basic/poor speaking, reading, writing. 9. MEMBERSHIP OF PROFESSIONAL BODIES: member of Società Italiana di Patologia Vegetale (SiPAV) and of Associazione Italiana Protezione delle Piante (AIPP). Since 11 August 2004 member of Methyl Bromide Technical Options Committee (MBTOC) a subsidiary body of Technology and Economic Assessment Panel (TEAP) of United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). 10. OTHER SKILLS: 1992 - 2008 collaboration with Di.Va.P.R.A. Plant Pathology of the University of Torino with the following main duties: plant disease diagnosis in laboratory and directly in the field; technical assistance to growers. Since 1999 is involved into the activities of the Center for testing pesticides of Di.Va.P.R.A. officially recognized by the Ministry of health. Since 1992 – collaboration with the Regional Centre for Agricultural Experimentation and Extension of the Chamber of Commerce of Savona. Main duties: study of activity of biocontrol agents against foliar and soilborne disease; evaluation of activity of fungicides against foliar and soilborne disease; evaluation of possibilities to integrate chemical and biological control of plant pathogens; monitoring of plant pathogens incidence on several crops on Liguria and Piemonte Region (Northern Italy); organisation of training courses. 11. PRESENT POSITION WITHIN THE ORGANIZATION: Responsible of the diagnostic unit at the Regional Centre for Agricultural Experimentation and Extension of the Chamber of Commerce of Savona. CAMERA DI COMMERCIO INDUSTRIA ARTIGIANATO E AGRICOLTURA DI SAVONA SEDE LEGALE: 17100 Savona - Via Quarda Superiore, 16 – Tel. 019.83141 - Fax 019.8314255 - E-mail: [email protected] SEDE OPERATIVA: 17031 Albenga - Regione Rollo, 98 – Tel. e fax 0182.554949 - 0182.50712 – E-mail: [email protected] Cod. Fisc. e Partita IVA 01438040097 12. KEY QUALIFICATIONS: soil disinfestation - MB applied at reduced dosages using new application techniques: utilisation of virtually impermeable plastic films, combination with soil solarization; alternative fumigants applied according with current application and with new systems in combination with physical disinfestation system as soil solarization; development of new fumigants not registered; development of alternative cropping systems as soilless cultivation for flower and vegetable crops; tests of non chemical strategies to control soilborne pathogens in soilless systems; evaluation of biocontrol agents in crops grown in soil and soilless. Integrated control of soilborne and foliar plant pathogens - evaluation of efficacy of new fungicides applied alone or in combination with biological control agents; evaluation of phytotoxicity of pesticides on ornamentals; identification of new diseases for vegetable and ornamental crops and optimization of related disease control systems. 13. EXPERIENCE IN FOREIGN COUNTRIES : China: 2001/03 - theoretical and practical training aimed to reduce and to substitute the uses of methyl bromide in the framework of Cooperation project on Transfer of Alternative Technologies to the use of Methyl Bromide and Capacity Building in the Soil Fumigation Sector between the China State Environmental Protection Administration (SEPA) and Italian Ministry for the Environment and Territory; cooperation with Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences and Agricultural Chinese University of Beijing. Romania: 2002/05 - theoretical and practical training in the framework of international cooperation project managed by United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) (Project implementation for the phase out of 156.5 tones of Methyl bromide used in horticulture sector). China: 2002/05 - theoretical and practical training aimed in the field of sustainable agriculture in the framework of Cooperation project on Sustainable Agriculture between the China State Environmental Protection Administration (SEPA) and Italian Ministry for the Environment and Territory. Poland: 2003/04 - participation to the “Identification of Municipal Environmental Investments and Partnerships for EU Accession” as Agricultural expert of Italian Ministry for the Environment and Territory and the Regional Environmental Center - Budapest (REC) . Serbia: 2005/06 - participation to the set up of the Project “Reducing the use of chemical tools introducing environmentally friendly farming practices” as expert on pest and disease control in the framework of activities promoted by the Italian Ministry for the Environment and Territory and the Regional Environmental Center - Budapest (REC). China: 2007/2008 - consultancy for the China State Environmental Protection Administration (SEPA) for the implementation of the national program for MB phase out Portugal, Turkey: 2008/2009 - participation and consultancy to the set up of official experimental trials for the registration of soil fumigants. 14 PUBLICATIONS. Since 1992 co-author of more than 10 scientific papers on ISI refereed magazines, more than 10 scientific papers on non ISI refereed international magazines; more than 100 scientific papers on Italian refereed magazines, more than 50 papers on Italian technical magazines, more than 40 papers presented during international congresses and published in the related proceedings, more than 70 papers presented during Italian congresses and published in the related proceedings, 4 technical handbooks and 2 technical videos.