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Luciano Gatiboni

Assistant Professor

Soil Fertility & Nutrient Management

Faculty

3404D Williams Hall

919.513.0968

Research & Extension Activities:

We are developing an applied Research and Extension program focused on the use of fertilizers to maximize crop yields and profitability while minimizing nutrient losses to the environment. The main goal of the program is to refine soil test-based nutrient and lime recommendations. The activities include field trials and greenhouse studies to establish the relations between the soil fertility, the soil test results, the use of lime and fertilizers, and the crop responses to these factors.

We are in charge to keep running some of the long-term field trials about P & K fertilization in North Carolina, some of them with more than 50 years on the field. We also represent the NCSU in different State Committees regarding the protection of the environment by using the Best Management Practices for Nutrient Management. Our activities also include the support to NC Extension Agents and Farmers, production of Extension materials and Training of Agriculture Agents. As part of an applied research team, our researchers need to be committed to solving the problems important for farmers and society from North Carolina.

 

Teaching activities:

Soil Fertility (CSS 541) – Soil Science Graduate Program. Offered every fall semester

 

Selected publications:

ARRUDA, B.; RODRIGUES, M.; GUMIERE, T.; RICHARDSON, A.E.; ANDREOTE, F.D.; SOLTANGHEISI, A.; GATIBONI, L.C.; PAVINATO, P.S. The impact of sugarcane filter cake on the availability of P in the rhizosphere and associated microbial community structure. SOIL USE AND MANAGEMENT, 35:001-010, 2019. https://doi.org/10.1111/sum.12484

 

WITHERS, P.A.; RODRIGUES, M.; SOLTANGHEISI, A.; CARVALHO, T.S.; GUILHERME, L.R.G.; BENITES, V.M.; GATIBONI, L.C.; SOUSA, D.M.G.; NUNES, R.S.; ROSOLEM, C.A.; ANDREOTE, F.D.; OLIVEIRA, A.; COUTINHO, E.L.M.; PAVINATO, P.S. Transitions to sustainable management of phosphorus in Brazilian agriculture. NATURE SCIENTIFIC REPORTS, 8:01-13, 2018. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-018-20887-z.

 

COUTO, R.R.; MARTINI, L.C.P.; GATIBONI, L.C.; FILHO, P.B.; MARTINS, S.R.; LAZZARI, C.J.R.; JÚNIOR, V.M.; COMIN, J.J.; WITHERS, P.A.; SCHENATO, R.B.; BRUNETTO, G. Vulnerability to contamination by phosphorus in a zero-order basin with a high density of pigs and a history of slurry addition: extrapolation of an index. ENVIRONMENTAL EARTH SCIENCES, 77:144, 2018. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12665-018-7301-1

 

BOITT, G.; SCHIMITT, D.E.; GATIBONI, L.C.; WALKELIN, S.A.; BLACK, A.; SACOMORI, W.; CASSOL, P.C.; CONDRON, L.M. Fate of phosphorus applied to soil in pig slurry under cropping in southern Brazil. GEODERMA, 321:164-172, 2018. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.geoderma.2018.02.010

 

GATIBONI, L.C.; SCHMITT, D.E.; CASSOL, P.C.; COMIN, J.J.; HEIDEMANN, J.C.; BRUNETTO, G.; NICOLOSO, R.S. Samples disturbance overestimates phosphorus adsorption capacity in soils under long-term application of pig slurry. ARCHIVES OF AGRONOMY AND SOIL SCIENCE, 64:1-11, 2018. https://doi.org/10.1080/03650340.2018.1562274

 

COUTO, R.R.; COMIN, J.J.; SOUZA, M.; RICACHENEVSKY, F.K.; LANA, M.A.; GATIBONI, L.C.; CERETTA, C.A.; BRUNETTO, G. Should Heavy Metals Be Monitored in Foods Derived From Soils Fertilized With Animal Waste? FRONTIERS IN PLANT SCIENCE, 9:001, 2018. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpls.2018.00732

 

ARRUDA, B.; DALL’ORSOLETTA, D.J.; HEIDEMANN, J.C.; GATIBONI, L.C. Phosphorus dynamics in the rhizosphere of two wheat cultivars in a soil with high organic matter content. ARCHIVES OF AGRONOMY AND SOIL SCIENCE, 64:1011-1020, 2017. https://doi.org/10.1080/03650340.2017.1407028

 

TIECHER, T.; TIECHER, T.L.; MALLMANN, F.; ZAFAR, M.; CERETTA, C.A.; LOURENZI, C.R.; BRUNETTO, G.; GATIBONI, L.C.; RHEINHEIMER, D.S. Chemical, Biological, and Biochemical Parameters of the Soil P Cycle after Long-Term Pig Slurry Application in No-Tillage System. REVISTA BRASILEIRA DE CIENCIA DO SOLO, 41:17-37, 2017. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/18069657rbcs20170037

 

SILVA, L.S.; GATIBONI, L.C. HANDBOOK OF LIMING AND FERTILIZATION FOR THE STATES OF RIO GRANDE DO SUL AND SANTA CATARINA. 11 ed. Porto Alegre:SBCS-NRS, 2016. 376p [book in Portuguese]. http://www.sbcs-nrs.org.br/?secao=publicacoes

 

GATIBONI, L.C.; SMYTH, T.J.; SCHMITT, D.E.; CASSOL, P.C.; OLIVEIRA, C.M.B. Soil phosphorus thresholds in evaluating risk of environmental transfer to surface waters in Santa Catarina, Brazil. REVISTA BRASILEIRA DE CIÊNCIA DO SOLO, 39:1225-1234, 2015. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/01000683rbcs20140461