Francesco Di Gioia

Assistant Professor of Vegetable Crop Science

Francesco Di Gioia

Research Summary

Plant nutrition, plant physiological and biochemical response to environmental and abiotic stress conditions, sustainable vegetable production, agrobiodiversity, agronomic biofortification, food and nutrition security.

Huck Affiliations


Publication Tags

Vegetables Soil Health Microgreens Tomatoes Nitrates Disinfestation Marketing Edible Plants Cultivars Brassica Rapa Cooking Glucosinolates Nutrition Salinity Nitrous Oxide Sustainable Development Shoots Diet Temperature Leaves Nutritive Value Antioxidants Quality Of Life Lighting

Most Recent Papers

Fruit yield and physicochemical quality evaluation of hybrid and grafted field-grown muskmelon in Pennsylvania

Elsa Sánchez, Robert Pollock, Timothy Elkner, Thomas Butzler, Francesco Di Gioia, 2021, Horticulturae

The beneficial health effects of vegetables and wild edible greens: The case of the mediterranean diet and its sustainability

Elena Chatzopoulou, Márcio Carocho, Francesco Di Gioia, Spyridon A. Petropoulos, 2020, Applied Sciences (Switzerland) on p. 1-27

Effect of Saline Conditions on Chemical Profile and the Bioactive Properties of Three Red-Colored Basil Cultivars

Luís Cruz, Nikolaos Polyzos, Ângela Fernandes, Spyridon Petropoulos, Francesco Di Gioia, Maria Dias, José Pinela, Marina Kostić, Marina Soković, Isabel Ferreira, Lillian Barros, 2020, Agronomy on p. 1824

Integrating cover crops as a source of carbon for anaerobic soil disinfestation

Luca Vecchia, Francesco Di Gioia, Antonio Ferrante, Jason C. Hong, Charles White, Erin N. Rosskopf, 2020, Agronomy

Organic amendments for pathogen and nematode control

Erin Rosskopf, Francesco Di Gioia, Jason C. Hong, Cristina Pisani, Nancy Kokalis-Burelle, 2020, Annual Review of Phytopathology on p. 277-311

Swede Midge: Now in Pennsylvania

S Fleischer, C Esslinger, Francesco Di Gioia, 2020,

Evaluating anaerobic soil disinfestation and other biological soil management strategies for open-field tomato production in Florida

Bodh Paudel, Francesco Di Gioia, Xin Zhao, Monica Ozores-Hampton, Jason Hong, Nancy Kokalis-Burelle, Cristina Pisani, Erin Rosskopf, 2020, Renewable Agriculture and Food Systems on p. 274-285

A Step-By-Step Guide for Growing Microgreens at Home

Francesco Di Gioia, 2020,

Microgreens Seed Density Calculator

Francesco Di Gioia, 2020,

Selecting Muskmelon Varieties

E Sanchez, R Pollock, T Elkner, T Butzler, Francesco Di Gioia, 2020,

Most-Cited Papers

Micro-scale vegetable production and the rise of microgreens

Marios C. Kyriacou, Youssef Rouphael, Francesco Di Gioia, Angelos Kyratzis, Francesco Serio, Massimiliano Renna, Stefania De Pascale, Pietro Santamaria, 2016, Trends in Food Science and Technology on p. 103-115

Physicochemical, agronomical and microbiological evaluation of alternative growing media for the production of rapini (Brassica rapa L.) microgreens

Francesco Di Gioia, Palmira De Bellis, Carlo Mininni, Pietro Santamaria, Francesco Serio, 2017, Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture on p. 1212-1219

Sprouts, Microgreens and “Baby Leaf” Vegetables

Francesco Di Gioia, Massimiliano Renna, Pietro Santamaria, 2017, on p. 403-432

Grafting improves tomato salinity tolerance through sodium partitioning within the shoot

Francesco Di Gioia, Angelo Signore, Francesco Serio, Pietro Santamaria, 2013, Hortscience: A Publication of the American Society for Hortcultural Science on p. 855-862

Vegetable organosulfur compounds and their health promoting effects

Spyridon Petropoulos, Francesco Di Gioia, Georgia Ntatsi, 2017, Current Pharmaceutical Design on p. 2850-2875

Effect of cooking methods on antioxidant activity and nitrate content of selected wild Mediterranean plants

Francesca Boari, Maria Cefola, Francesco Di Gioia, Bernardo Pace, Francesco Serio, Vito Cantore, 2013, International Journal of Food Sciences and Nutrition on p. 870-876

Anaerobic soil disinfestation impact on soil nutrients dynamics and nitrous oxide emissions in fresh-market tomato

Francesco Di Gioia, Monica Ozores-Hampton, Xin Zhao, John Thomas, Patrick Wilson, Zhuona Li, Jason Hong, Joseph Albano, Marilyn Swisher, Erin Rosskopf, 2017, Agro-Ecosystems on p. 194-205

A decision support system (GesCoN) for managing fertigation in vegetable crops. Part II—model calibration and validation under different environmental growing conditions on field grown tomato

Giulia Conversa, Anna Bonasia, Francesco Di Gioia, Antonio Elia, 2015, Frontiers in Plant Science

Glucosinolate profile of Eruca sativa, Diplotaxis tenuifolia and Diplotaxis erucoides grown in soil and soilless systems

Francesco Di Gioia, Pinarosa Avato, Francesco Serio, Maria Pia Argentieri, 2018, Journal of Food Composition and Analysis on p. 197-204

Culinary Assessment of Self-Produced Microgreens as Basic Ingredients in Sweet and Savory Dishes

Massimiliano Renna, Di Gioia, Francesco, Beniamino Leoni, Carlo Mininni, Pietro Santamaria, 2017, Journal of Culinary Science and Technology on p. 126-142