Tiziano Caruso

Propagation techniques
and nursery management for
the production
of certified
peach plants

Tiziano Caruso is Full professor of Horticulture, University of Palermo, Italy. He graduated at the Faculty of Agricultural Science - University of Palermo, (Italy). In the past decades his research activity has mainly focused on the morphological and molecular characterization of Mediterranean fruit tree genetic resources (olive and pistachio) and on the horticultural and eco-physiological evaluation of cultivars and rootstocks of temperate zone tree fruit (peach, cherry) in intensive and super intensive planting systems. More recently his research efforts were spent on the development of models
of precision fruit culture techniques to improve the sustainability of new orchards designs and increase the resilience of fruit trees, in cooperation with physicians and engineers. Moreover, ongoing projects, in cooperation with geneticists and bio-informaticians focuses on the meta-analysis
of transcriptomic responses of fruit trees to abiotic and biotic stresses
and on functional genomics to identify genes networks involved in alternate bearing. Prof. Caruso has supervised 15 Ph.D, more than 50 Msc and 100 BSc students to the research activity for the preparation of the relative final dissertations. Currently he teaches in courses for both Bsc and Msc students and deliver seminars for PhD students. He has been for six years head of the Department of Tree Fruit Crops, University di Palermo, Italy. He has delivered many invited presentations in national and international symposia and congress and seminars organized from professional societies. He hosted visiting scientists and PhD students for scientific stages at the University
of Palermo. He is Author/Coauthor of more than 70 scientific papers published in peer-reviewed journals and more than 150 scientific and technology transfer papers published in national and in international journals. He served as reviewer for many papers for international scientific journals. He has been Associated Editor for more than 15 years for the Journal of Horticultural Science and Biotechnology. Prof. Caruso is a fellow of the Italian Society of Horticultural Science, the Italian Academy of Olive and Oil and of the Accademia dei Georgofili (Italy) and he is Chair of the Division Temperate Tree Nut of ISHS and member of various ISHS working groups.
He has been on the scientific committee of several ISHS Symposia,
chair of scientific sessions and served as Editor/Co-editor of three
Acta Horticulturae.