COMPANY

Agrea Research Centre

WHO WE ARE

A team of specialists who have decided to give the problems of plant protection, applicable solutions. The world of academic research, from which the founding members of AGREA come, make the basis of the rigorous approach that characterizes each service offered, but even more has been done over the years to complete our mission.

VISION

Being a bridge between innovation and the farm, between old problems and new challenges, with research work and the method that has always marked us. The awareness of the complex problems of farmers has always stimulated us to offer research characterized by the highest scientific diligence, but also capable of transferring the results and disseminating knowledge on achievable and concrete objectives.

MISSION

In front of the problems of modern agriculture, give scientific, clear, concrete answers to the crop production world and to those who produce protection products or services, for a sustainable management of productions.

Method

Our business and our work are animated by the curiosity of discovery.

On the other hand, the way of operating in research was born with Galileo, and it is the scientific method. But just as for the craftsman a product is never the same as another, for us also every type of study, every test, every survey is always an adventure in which to immerse ourselves. This ensures that nothing is ever routine! Our customers and partners appreciate our meticulousness, the contribution of ideas, the sharing of new issues and the advice given before and after the experimental test. For us, experimental work is not just about producing data. It is spending oneself on a mission!

Our studies, through field, semi-field and laboratory research, produce experimental data that represent what we offer to our main customers: companies who producing biological, chemical, agronomic products  and solutions for the crop protection.

AGREA Research Centre produces quality data to support the registration of Pant Protection Products, Certified by the Ministry of Agriculture to operate according to the EPPO Good Experimental Practice (G.E.P.)

Our approach to work has always pushed us to collaborate with the most qualified Italian and European public research centres at universities and other public institutions, which have always been our partners and with whom we build research projects where we can apply our skills and insights, from the close relationship we have with the world of production. A synergy that public research, often not connected with production reality, seeks and finds in the AGREA team.

Team

Massimiliano Pasini

Founding member and President
Director of the Research Center

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FORMAZIONE
• Laurea in Scienze Agrarie.
• Dottorato di Ricerca in Entomologia Agraria.

AREE DI COMPETENZA
• Metodologia sperimentale in agricoltura.
• Fitoiatria delle colture orticole, estensive, ambiente protetto.
• Sperimentazione in semi-campo, laboratorio, organismi utili.
• Entomologia urbana, domestica, civile, industriale.

Lorenzo Tosi

Founding member
Research Manager fruit and ornamental crops and IPM

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FORMAZIONE
• Laurea in Scienze Agrarie.
• Master in parchi, giardini, aree pubbliche.

AREE DI COMPETENZA
• Fitoiatria delle colture frutticole e piante ornamentali.
• Uso sostenibile prodotti fitosanitari.
• Coordinatore di progetti di ricerca.

Enrico Marchesini

Founding member
Research Manager vineyard and IPM
Quality Assurance

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FORMAZIONE
• Laurea in Scienze Agrarie.
• Dottorato di Ricerca in Entomologia Agraria.

AREE DI COMPETENZA
• Fitoiatria della vite.
• Ricerca, sperimentazione, assistenza tecnica in viticoltura.
• Lotta biologica e organismi utili.
• Coordinatore di progetti di ricerca con Cantine e Consorzi di Tutela.

Gabriele Posenato

Founding member
Research Manager vineyard and IPM

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FORMAZIONE
• Laurea in Scienze Agrarie.
AREE DI COMPETENZA
• Fitoiatria della vite e viticoltura.
• Ricerca, sperimentazione, assistenza tecnica in viticoltura.
• Coordinatore di progetti di ricerca.

Simone Gottardi

Research Manager
Herbicides and Extensive Crops Specialist

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FORMAZIONE
• Diploma di Perito Agrario.
• Winter School “Sperimentazione nella difesa fitosanitaria” (AIPP-FISSSA).

AREE DI COMPETENZA
• Diserbo e fitoiatria colture estensive.
• Gestione database relazionali e informatica.

Michele Castegnaro

Research Manager
Fruit Crops Specialist

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FORMAZIONE
• Diploma di Perito Agrario.
• Winter School “Sperimentazione nella difesa fitosanitaria” (AIPP-FISSSA).

AREE DI COMPETENZA
• Fitoiatria e coltivazioni frutticole.
• Melicoltura e peschicoltura.

Paolo Beccari

Research Manager
Horticultural and Extensive Crops, Biostimulant Specialist

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FORMAZIONE
• Laurea Magistrale in Scienze e Tecnologie Agrarie.
• Winter School “Sperimentazione nella difesa fitosanitaria” (AIPP-FISSSA).

AREE DI COMPETENZA
• Fitoiatria delle coltivazioni orticole, estensive, industriali.
• Biostimolanti in agricoltura.

Francesco Piccoli

Study Director
Fruit and Extensive Crops Specialist

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FORMAZIONE
• Laurea in Scienze e Tecnologie Agrarie.
• Winter School “Sperimentazione nella difesa fitosanitaria” (AIPP-FISSSA).

AREE DI COMPETENZA
• Fitoiatria delle coltivazioni frutticole ed estensive.
• Meccanica agraria e macchine irroratrici.

Francesco Lanza

Study Director
Protected Crops, Semi-field and Laboratory Specialist

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FORMAZIONE
• Laurea in Scienze e Tecnologie Alimentari.
• Winter School “Sperimentazione nella difesa fitosanitaria” (AIPP-FISSSA).

AREE DI COMPETENZA
• Fitoiatria delle coltivazioni protette e orticole.
• Sperimentazione in semi-campo, laboratorio, organismi utili.

Andrea Micheloni

Study Director
Vineyard and Olive Tree Specialist

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FORMAZIONE
• Laurea in Scienze e Tecnologie Viticole ed Enologiche. • Winter School “Sperimentazione nella difesa fitosanitaria” (AIPP-FISSSA).
AREE DI COMPETENZA
• Sperimentazione fitoiatrica.

Alberto Pironato

Principal Field Investigator

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FORMAZIONE
• Laurea in Scienze e Tecnologie Agrarie.
AREE DI COMPETENZA
• Sperimentazione fitoiatrica

Rita Furegati

Administrative Secretary and Archivist of the Research Centre

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FORMAZIONE
• Diploma di Ragioneria.
• Corsi formazione “Analisi dei costi e gestione aziendale".

AREE DI COMPETENZA
• Contabilità, amministrazione, segreteria

U.O. Friuli Venezia Gulia

Gabriele Marchi

Principal Field Investigator

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FORMAZIONE
• Laurea in Scienze Agrarie
AREE DI COMPETENZA
• Sperimentazione in viticoltura

Roberto Rossi

Principal Field Investigator

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FORMAZIONE
• Laurea in Viticoltura ed Enologia
AREE DI COMPETENZA
• Sperimentazione fitoiatrica

Daniele Martin

Principal Field Investigator

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FORMAZIONE
• Laurea Triennale in Scienze e Tecnologie Agrarie
AREE DI COMPETENZA
• Sperimentazione fitoiatrica

U.O. Abruzzo e Centro-Sud

Diego Di Loreto

Principal Field Investigator

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FORMAZIONE
• Diploma Perito Agrario
AREE DI COMPETENZA
• Sperimentazione fitoiatrica

Structures

The headquarter is in the Veneto Region (Verona), where there are:

  • Archive

  • Warehouses and equipment

  • Microscopy laboratory

  • Climatic chambers, cold rooms, freezer

  • Experimental farm (A.S.A.)

In the two subsidiary offices in Friuli-Venezia Giulia and Abruzzo there are other equipment, with local permanent staff.

AGREA Experimental Farm

For years AGREA has been managing an experimental farm totally dedicated to carrying out experimental tests: apple trees, vineyards, horticultural, extensive, protected crops (greenhouse). All crops are managed by our staff and host a substantial part of the experimental tests.

The farm is equipped with dedicated tools for detecting environmental parameters, irrigation management, accurate monitoring of pests and pathogens.

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