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MOUNTAIN
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Polytechnic Institute
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FROM NATURE TO PRODUCTS, TOWARDS SUSTAINABILITY.

Margarida Maria Pereira Arrobas Rodrigues

Coordinator Professor
Group: Socio-Ecological Systems
Phone: 273303255
E-mail: marrobas@ipb.pt
ORCID: 0000-0002-4652-485X
Scopus Author ID: 8575728800

Career

  • Since 2021: Deputy Director of Agricultural School of Bragança, Polytechnic Institute of Bragança, Bragança
  • Since 2018: Coordinator Professor
  • 2017 - 2021: Vice-President of Scientific Council of Agricultural School of Bragança, Polytechnic Institute of Bragança, Bragança
  • 1993 - 2018: Auxiliary Professor, Instituto Politécnico de Bragança, Bragança, Portugal
  • 1986 - 1993: Assistant Professor, Instituto Politécnico de Bragança, Bragança, Portugal

Roles

  • Since 2013: Director of Master of Agroecology
  • Since 2010: Principal investigator of Mountain Farming Systems group of Research Unit “Mountain Research Centre”
  • Since 2002: Member of the Mountain Research Center
  • 2002 - 2005: President of the Pedagogical Council
  • Since 1993: Member of Scientific Council
  • 1992 - 1995: Head of Department of Geosciences
  • Since 1986: Head of IPB-ESA Lab of Soil Testing and Plant Analysis

Qualifications

  • 2000 - PhD. in Environmental Sciences, Universidade de Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro ,Portugal
  • 1992 - MSc. in Vegetal Production, Instituto Superior de Agronomia, Portugal
  • 1986 - First degree Agricultural engineering, Universidade de Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro ,Portugal

Interests

  • Soil testing and plant analysis
  • Plant nutrition
  • Nutrient cycling
  • Sustainable agriculture

Projects:

BIOma - Soluções integradas de BIOeconomia para a Mobilização cadeia Agroalimentar
Funding body: Portugal 2020
Reference: POCI-1-0247-FEDER-046112
Principal Investigator:Lillian Bouçada de Barros
Start: 2020-07-01
End: 2023-06-03
EGIS - Estratégias para uma gestão integrada do solo e da água em espécies produtoras de frutos secos
Funding body: PDR 2020- Medida 1.0.1
Reference: PDR2020-1.0.1-FEADER-030981
Principal Investigator:Margarida Maria Pereira Arrobas Rodrigues
Start: 2016-11-30
End: 2021-12-31
- Novas práticas em olivais de sequeiro: estratégias de mitigação e adaptação às alterações climáticas
Funding body: PDR 2020- 1.0.1- Grupos operacionais
Reference:
Principal Investigator:Margarida Maria Pereira Arrobas Rodrigues
Start: 2016-11-30
End: 2021-08-31
Biosave - Increasing the economic potential and sustainability of olive oil and chestnut fruit sectors
Funding body: FCT - SAICT
Reference:
Principal Investigator:Albino Bento
Start: 2017-05-15
End: 2019-11-12
- Integrated strategies for increasing the productivity of almond trees in Trás-os-Montes
Funding body: PRODER - Medida 4.1
Reference:
Principal Investigator:António Castro Ribeiro
Start: 2014-11-16
End: 2017-12-31
- Introduction of anti-hail screens on apple orchards: evaluation of side effects and economic impact
Funding body: PRODER - Medida 4.1
Reference:
Principal Investigator:Manuel Ângelo Rosa Rodrigues
Start: 2014-12-01
End: 2017-10-31
- Sustainable management of medicinal and aromatic plants production
Funding body: PRODER - Medida 4.1
Reference:
Principal Investigator:Manuel Ângelo Rosa Rodrigues
Start: 2012-07-01
End: 2015-04-07
- Adaptation of Stevia (Stevia rebaudiana) and Spearmint (Mentha spicata) to local climate and crop management
Funding body: PRODER – Medida 4.1.
Reference:
Principal Investigator:Manuel Ângelo Rosa Rodrigues
Start: 2012-07-01
End: 2015-04-06
- Rede de Informação Estratégica Agrícola
Funding body: PRODER - Medida 4.1
Reference:
Principal Investigator:Albino Bento
Start: 2010-01-01
End: 2013-12-31
- Cover cropping: the decisive strategy fot the sustainable management of the rainfed olive orchards
Funding body: PTDC - Projectos em todos os domínios científicos
Reference: PTDC/AGR-AAM/098326/2008
Principal Investigator:Manuel Ângelo Rosa Rodrigues
Start: 2010-03-01
End: 2013-08-31
BioPast - Uma Abordagem Integrada às Pastagens Permanentes Biodiversas Ricas em Leguminosas
Funding body: PTDC - Projectos em todos os domínios científicos
Reference:
Principal Investigator:Carlos Francisco Gonçalves Aguiar
Start: 2007-08-01
End: 2011-01-31

Total results: 64
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Rosário J.N.,Coelho V.,Rodrigues M.Â.,Raimundo S.,Afonso S.,Arrobas M.,Gouveia M.E.
Metalaxyl-M, phosphorous acid and potassium silicate applied as soil drenches show different chestnut seedling performance and protection against Phytophthora root rot
European Journal of Plant Pathology, 161, 147-159, 2021

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Afonso S.,Arrobas M.,Rodrigues M.Â.
Response of hops to algae‐based and nutrient‐rich foliar sprays
Agriculture (Switzerland), 11, , 2021

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Rodrigues M.Â.,Torres L.d.N.D.,Damo L.,Raimundo S.,Sartor L.,Cassol L.C.,Arrobas M.
Nitrogen Use Efficiency and Crop Yield in Four Successive Crops Following Application of Biochar and Zeolites
Journal of Soil Science and Plant Nutrition, 21, 1053-1065, 2021

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Silva E.,Arrobas M.,Gonçalves A.,Martins S.,Raimundo S.,Pinto L.,Brito C.,Moutinho-Pereira J.,Correia C.M.,Rodrigues M.Â.
A controlled-release fertilizer improved soil fertility but not olive tree performance
Nutrient Cycling in Agroecosystems, 120, , 2021

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Afonso S.,Arrobas M.,Pereira E.L.,Rodrigues M.Â.
Recycling nutrient-rich hop leaves by composting with wheat straw and farmyard manure in suitable mixtures
Journal of Environmental Management, 284, , 2021

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Brito C.,Gonçalves A.,Silva E.,Martins S.,Pinto L.,Rocha L.,Arrobas M.,Rodrigues M.Â.,Moutinho-Pereira J.,Correia C.M.
Kaolin foliar spray improves olive tree performance and yield under sustained deficit irrigation
Scientia Horticulturae, 277, , 2021

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Rodrigues M.Â.,Piroli L.B.,Forcelini D.,Raimundo S.,da Silva Domingues L.,Cassol L.C.,Correia C.M.,Arrobas M.
Use of commercial mycorrhizal fungi in stress-free growing conditions of potted olive cuttings
Scientia Horticulturae, 275, , 2021

9
Afonso S.,Arrobas M.,Rodrigues M.Â.
Agronomic and chemical evaluation of hop cultivars grown under Mediterranean conditions
Spanish Journal of Agricultural Research, 19, , 2021

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Arrobas M.,Thais Nepomuceno Carvalho J.,Raimundo S.,Poggere G.,Rodrigues M.Â.
The safe use of compost derived from municipal solid waste depends on its composition and conditions of application
Soil Use and Management, , 2021

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Lopes J.I.,Correia C.M.,Gonçalves A.,Silva E.,Martins S.,Arrobas M.,Rodrigues M.Â.
Arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi inoculation reduced the growth of pre-rooted olive cuttings in a greenhouse
Soil Systems, 5, , 2021

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Afonso S.,Arrobas M.,Morais J.S.á.,Rodrigues M.Â.
Hop dry matter yield and cone quality responses to amino acid and potassium-rich foliar spray applications
Journal of Plant Nutrition, 44, 2042-2056, 2021

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Arrobas M.,Decker J.V.,Feix B.L.,Godoy W.I.,Casali C.A.,Correia C.M.,Ângelo Rodrigues M.
Biochar and zeolites did not improve phosphorus uptake or crop productivity in a field trial performed in an irrigated intensive farming system
Soil Use and Management, , 2021

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Lopes J.I.,Arrobas M.,Brito C.,Gonçalves A.,Silva E.,Martins S.,Raimundo S.,Rodrigues M.Â.,Correia C.M.
Mycorrhizal fungi were more effective than zeolites in increasing the growth of non-irrigated young olive trees
Sustainability (Switzerland), 12, 1-15, 2020

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Afonso S.,Arrobas M.,Rodrigues M.Â.
Soil and Plant Analyses to Diagnose Hop Fields Irregular Growth
Journal of Soil Science and Plant Nutrition, 20, 1999-2013, 2020

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Rodrigues M.Â.,Raimundo S.,Pereira A.,Arrobas M.
Large Chestnut Trees (Castanea sativa) Respond Poorly to Liming and Fertilizer Application
Journal of Soil Science and Plant Nutrition, 20, 1261-1270, 2020

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Rodrigues M.Â.,Grade V.,Barroso V.,Pereira A.,Cassol L.C.,Arrobas M.
Chestnut Response to Organo-mineral and Controlled-Release Fertilizers in Rainfed Growing Conditions
Journal of Soil Science and Plant Nutrition, 20, 380-391, 2020

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Ferreira I.Q.,Arrobas M.,Moutinho-Pereira J.M.,Correia C.M.,Rodrigues M.Â.
The effect of nitrogen applications on the growth of young olive trees and nitrogen efficiency
Turkish Journal of Agriculture and Forestry, 44, 278-289, 2020

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Rodrigues M.Â.,Arrobas M.
Cover cropping for increasing fruit production and farming sustainability
Fruit Crops: Diagnosis and Management of Nutrient Constraints, 279-295, 2019

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Rodrigues M.Â.,Coelho V.,Arrobas M.,Gouveia E.,Raimundo S.,Correia C.M.,Bento A.
The effect of nitrogen fertilization on the incidence of olive fruit fly, olive leaf spot and olive anthracnose in two olive cultivars grown in rainfed conditions
Scientia Horticulturae, 256, , 2019

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Rodrigues M.,Afonso S.,Tipewa N.,Almeida A.,Arrobas M.
Quantification of loss in oilseed rape yield caused by delayed sowing date in a Mediterranean environment
Archives of Agronomy and Soil Science, 65, 1630-1645, 2019

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Arrobas M.,Ribeiro A.,Barreales D.,Pereira E.,Rodrigues M.
Soil and foliar nitrogen and boron fertilization of almond trees grown under rainfed conditions
European Journal of Agronomy, 106, 39-48, 2019

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Brito C.,Dinis L.,Luzio A.,Silva E.,Gonçalves A.,Meijón M.,Escandón M.,Arrobas M.,Rodrigues M.,Moutinho-Pereira J.,Correia C.
Kaolin and salicylic acid alleviate summer stress in rainfed olive orchards by modulation of distinct physiological and biochemical responses
Scientia Horticulturae, 246, 201-211, 2019

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Rodrigues M.,Garmus T.,Arrobas M.,Gonçalves A.,Silva E.,Rocha L.,Pinto L.,Brito C.,Martins S.,Vargas T.,Correia C.
Combined biochar and organic waste have little effect on chemical soil properties and plant growth
Spanish Journal of Soil Science, 9, 199-211, 2019

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Barreira A.,Arrobas M.,Cardoso C.,Rodrigues M.
Management of winter and summer weeds in vineyards and olive groves with an ecological fertilizer with herbicidal properties
Ciencia e Tecnica Vitivinicola, 34, 36-47, 2019

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Ferreira I.,Rodrigues M.,Arrobas M.
Soil and foliar applied boron in olive: Tree crop growth and yield, and boron remobilization within plant tissues
Spanish Journal of Agricultural Research, 17, , 2019

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Ferreira I.,Arrobas M.,Moutinho-Pereira J.,Correia C.,Rodrigues M.
Olive response to potassium applications under different water regimes and cultivars
Nutrient Cycling in Agroecosystems, 112, 387-401, 2018

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Arrobas M.,Ferreira I.,Afonso S.,Rodrigues M.
Sufficiency ranges and crop nutrient removals for peppermint (Mentha X piperita L.) established from field and pot fertilizer experiments
Communications in Soil Science and Plant Analysis, 49, 1719-1730, 2018

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Rodrigues M.,Ferreira I.,Afonso S.,Arrobas M.
Sufficiency ranges for lemon balm and nutrient removals in aboveground phytomass
Journal of Plant Nutrition, 41, 996-1008, 2018

30
Ferreira I.,Rodrigues M.,Moutinho-Pereira J.,Correia C.,Arrobas M.
Olive tree response to applied phosphorus in field and pot experiments
Scientia Horticulturae, 234, 236-244, 2018

31
Afonso S.,Arrobas M.,Ferreira I.,Rodrigues M.
Leaf nutrient concentration standards for lemon verbena (Aloysia citrodora Paláu) obtained from field and pot fertilization experiments
Journal of Applied Research on Medicinal and Aromatic Plants, 8, 33-40, 2018

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Rodrigues M.Â.,Ladeira L.C.,Arrobas M.
Azotobacter-enriched organic manures to increase nitrogen fixation and crop productivity
European Journal of Agronomy, 93, 88-94, 2018

33
Arrobas M.,Afonso S.,Rodrigues M.Â.
Diagnosing the nutritional condition of chestnut groves by soil and leaf analyses
Scientia Horticulturae, 228, 113-121, 2018

34
Afonso S.,Arrobas M.,Ferreira I.Q.,Rodrigues M.Â.
Assessing the potential use of two portable chlorophyll meters in diagnosing the nutritional status of plants
Journal of Plant Nutrition, 41, 261-271, 2018

35
Rodrigues M.,Lopes J.,Ferreira I.,Arrobas M.
Olive tree response to the severity of pruning
Turkish Journal of Agriculture and Forestry, 42, 103-113, 2018

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Rodrigues M.,Afonso S.,Ferreira I.,Arrobas M.
Response of stevia to nitrogen fertilization and harvesting regime in northeastern Portugal
Archives of Agronomy and Soil Science, 63, 626-637, 2017

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Arrobas M.,Afonso S.,Ferreira I.,Moutinho-Pereira J.,Correia C.,Rodrigues M.
Liming and application of nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium, and boron on a young plantation of chestnut
Turkish Journal of Agriculture and Forestry, 41, 441-451, 2017

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Arrobas M.,Claro A.,Ferreira I.,Rodrigues M.
The Effect of Legume Species Grown as Cover Crops in Olive Orchards on Soil Phosphorus Bioavailability
Journal of Plant Nutrition, 38, 2294-2311, 2015

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Rodrigues M.Â.,Dimande P.,Pereira E.L.,Ferreira I.Q.,Freitas S.,Correia C.M.,Moutinho-Pereira J.,Arrobas M.
Early-maturing annual legumes: an option for cover cropping in rainfed olive orchards
Nutrient Cycling in Agroecosystems, 103, 153-166, 2015

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Arrobas M.,Aguiar P.,Ângelo Rodrigues M.
A comparison of a pasture ley with a maize monoculture on the soil fertility and nutrient release in the succeeding crop
Archives of Agronomy and Soil Science, 62, 829-839, 2015

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Ferreira I.Q.,Rodrigues M.Â.,Claro A.M.,Arrobas M.
Management of Nitrogen-Rich Legume Cover Crops as Mulch in Traditional Olive Orchards
Communications in Soil Science and Plant Analysis, 46, 1881-1894, 2015

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Rodrigues M.Â.,Ferreira I.Q.,Freitas S.L.,Pires J.M.,Arrobas M.P.
Self-reseeding annual legumes for cover cropping in rainfed managed olive orchards
Spanish Journal of Agricultural Research, 13, 1-13, 2015

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Arrobas M.,Ferreira I.Q.,Freitas S.,Verdial J.,Rodrigues M.A.
Guidelines for fertilizer use in vineyards based on nutrient content of grapevine parts
Scientia Horticulturae, 172, 191-198, 2014

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Rodrigues M.A.,Correia C.M.,Claro A.M.,Ferreira I.Q.,Barbosa J.C.,Moutinho-Pereira J.M.,Bacelar E.A.,Fernandes-Silva A.A.,Arrobas M.
Soil nitrogen availability in olive orchards after mulching legume cover crop residues
Scientia Horticulturae, 158, 45-51, 2013

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Ferreira I.Q.,Arrobas M.,Claro A.M.,Rodrigues M.A.
Soil management in rainfed olive orchards may result in conflicting effects on olive production and soil fertility
Spanish Journal of Agricultural Research, 11, 472-480, 2013

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Arrobas M.,Ângelo Rodrigues M.
Agronomic evaluation of a fertilizer with D-CODER technology: A new mechanism for the slow release of nutrients
Journal of Agricultural Science and Technology, 15, 409-419, 2013

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Arrobas M.,Fonseca T.,Parada M.J.,Rodrigues M.A.
Influence of Sampling Date on Soil Nitrogen Availability Indices
Communications in Soil Science and Plant Analysis, 43, 2521-2534, 2012

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Rodrigues M.A.,Ferreira I.Q.,Claro A.M.,Arrobas M.
Fertilizer recommendations for olive based upon nutrients removed in crop and pruning
Scientia Horticulturae, 142, 205-211, 2012

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Arrobas M.,Parada M.J.,Magalhães P.,Rodrigues M.A.
Nitrogen-use efficiency and economic efficiency of slow-release N fertilisers applied to irrigated turfs in a Mediterranean environment
Nutrient Cycling in Agroecosystems, 89, 329-339, 2011

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Pereira E.L.,Santos S.A.P.,Arrobas M.,Patricio M.S.
Microbial biomass and N mineralization in mixed plantations of broadleaves and nitrogen-fixing species
Investigacion Agraria Sistemas y Recursos Forestales, 20, 516-524, 2011

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Rodrigues M.A.,Lopes J.I.,Pavão F.M.,Cabanas J.E.,Arrobas M.
Effect of soil management on olive yield and nutritional status of trees in rainfed orchards
Communications in Soil Science and Plant Analysis, 42, 993-1007, 2011

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Rodrigues M.A.,Pavão F.,Lopes J.I.,Gomes V.,Arrobas M.,Moutinho-Pereira J.,Ruivo S.,Cabanas J.E.,Correia C.M.
Olive yields and tree nutritional status during a four-year period without nitrogen and boron fertilization
Communications in Soil Science and Plant Analysis, 42, 803-814, 2011

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Rodrigues M.,Santos H.,Ruivo S.,Arrobas M.
Slow-release N fertilisers are not an alternative to urea for fertilisation of autumn-grown tall cabbage
European Journal of Agronomy, 32, 137-143, 2010

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Rodrigues M.,Arrobas M.
Analysis of yearly variation on olive yields and its relation to alternate fruiting
6th International Conference on Simulation and Modelling in the Food and Bio-Industry 2010, FOODSIM 2010, 202-205, 2010

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Rodrigues M.A.,Gomes V.,Dias L.G.,Pires J.,Aguiar C.,Arrobas M.
Evaluation of soil nitrogen availability by growing tufts of nitrophilic species in an intensively grazed biodiverse legume-rich pasture
Spanish Journal of Agricultural Research, 8, 1058-1067, 2010

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Arrobas M.,Lopes J.,Pavão F.,Cabanas J.,Rodrigues M.
Comparative boron nutritional diagnosis for olive based on july and january leaf samplings
Communications in Soil Science and Plant Analysis, 41, 709-720, 2010

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Ruivo S.,Arrobas M.,Ângelo Rodrigues M.
Soil phosphorus dynamic in an olive orchard grown under different weed-control systems
Italian Journal of Agronomy, 3, 245-246, 2008

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Santos H.,Ângelo Rodrigues M.,Dias L.,Arrobas M.
Evaluation of slow release nitrogen fertilisers for Tall cabbage grown in autumn
Italian Journal of Agronomy, 3, 161-162, 2008

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Rodrigues M.,Arrobas M.
Effect of soil boron application on flower bud and leaf boron concentrations of olives
Acta Horticulturae, 791 PART 1, 393-396, 2008

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Rodrigues M.,Sousa L.,Cabanas J.,Arrobas M.
Tuber yield and leaf mineral composition of Jerusalem artichoke (Helianthus tuberosus L.) grown under different cropping practices
Spanish Journal of Agricultural Research, 5, 545-553, 2007

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Rodrigues M.A.,Pereira A.,Cabanas J.E.,Dias L.,Pires J.,Arrobas M.
Crops use-efficiency of nitrogen from manures permitted in organic farming
European Journal of Agronomy, 25, 328-335, 2006

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Rodrigues M.A.,Coutinho J.,Martins F.,Arrobas M.
Quantitative sidedress nitrogen recommendations for potatoes based upon crop nutritional indices
European Journal of Agronomy, 23, 79-88, 2005

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Coutinho J.,Arrobas M.,Rodrigues O.
Effect of composted sewage sludge amendment on soil nitrogen and phosphorus availability
Communications in Soil Science and Plant Analysis, 28, 1845-1857, 1997