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Bacci Laura

Firenze (Italy) 03-03-1959 - Firenze 11-05-2013
Education : Degree in Agricultural Sciences - University of Firenze (Italy) - 1985
From 1986 researcher at the Institute of Biometeorology - National Research Council - Firenze (Italy)

Research sectors:

- Agrometeorology of ornamental and horticultural crops

- Optimization of water resources by the development of models and decision support system for irrigation and fertigation management of field and protected ornamental and horticultural crops.

- Study of the potential exploitation of some multifunctional species (e.g.fiber nettle and dye plants) and  the realization of related processing chains.


  • Scientific responsible of IDRI (2003-2004) "Optimization of fertigation practices in floricultural and ornamental crops", supported by Tuscany Region,
  • Scientific responsible of ECOIDRIFLOR (2007-2009) "Eco-efficiency of fertigation management in floricultural and ornamental crops", supported by the Italian Ministry of Agriculture,
  • Scientific responsible of SWIFF - IT (2009-2011) "Wireless system for the control of main greenhouse practices in floricultural field", supported by the Italian Ministry of Agriculture
  • Scientific responsible of LAMMATEST (2005-2007)" The textile processing chain in Tuscany", supported by Tuscany Region;
  • Scientific responsible of NATURAL.TEX (2006)" Natural fibers in textile processing chain of Tuscany", supported by Tuscany Region
  • Scientific responsible of ICCOG (2008-2009)"Identification and characterization of some clones of nettle and Spanish broom for textile and phytotherapic fields ", supported by Tuscany Region.
  • Scientific co-responsible of PRIN 2009 (2010-2012)“Medicinal and dyeing-plants natural extracts : characterization, and innovative poly-use of nettle, daphne , lavender and chesnut tannins” supported by the Italian Ministry of Research.
  • Scientific responsible of GARANTES (2011-2013)“ Advanced management and remote control of green areas: new techniques for the sustainability” supported by Tuscany Region.
  • Scientific responsible of “The processing chain of sustainable textiles” (2011-2013) supported by Made in Italy Project of CNR.



Recent publications:

Bacci L., Camilli F., Drago M.S., Magli M., Vagnoni E., Mauro A., Predieri S. (2012).   Sensory evaluation and instrumental measurements to determine tactile properties of wool fabrics: Tactile properties of wool fabrics. Textile Research Journal doi:10.1177/0040517512438125.

Pardossi, A., Incrocci, L., Massa, D., Battista, P., Rapi, B., Bacci, L., 2012. A Decision Support System to Optimise Fertigation Management in Greenhouse Crops. Proc. XXVIIIth IHC – IS on Greenhouse 2010 and Soilless Cultivation, August  22-27, Lisboa, Portugal. Acta Horticulture 927: 115-122.

Bacci L., Battista P., Rapi B. (2011). Evaluation and adaptation of TOMGRO model for a DSS to manage Italian tomato protected crops. New Zealand Journal of Crop & Horticultural Sciences DOI:10.1080/01140671.2011.623706.

Grifoni D., Bacci L., Zipoli G., Albanese L. and Sabatini F. (2011). The role of natural dyes in the UV protection of fabrics made of vegetative fibres. Dyes and Pigments, 91: 279-285,

Bacci L., Di Lonardo S.,  Albanese L., Mastromei G., Perito B. (2011). Effects of different extraction methods on fiber quality of nettle (Urtica dioica L.). Textile Research Journal, 81(8): 827 – 837

Bacci L., Battista P., Cardarelli M., Carmassi G., Rouphael Y.,Incrocci L., Malorgio F., Pardossi A., Rapi B. & Colla G. (2011). Modelling evapotranspiration of container crops for irrigation scheduling. In "Evapotranspiration / Book 2", InTech - Open Access Publisher, ISBN 978-953-307-512-9, pp.22.

Pardossi A.,  Incrocci L., Incrocci G., Malorgio F., Battista P, Bacci L., Rapi B.,  Marzialetti P., Hemming J. and  Balendonck J. (2009). Root Zone Sensors for Irrigation Management in Intensive Agriculture. Sensors, 9:2809-2835.

Bacci L., Baronti S., Predieri S., di Virgilio N. (2009). Fiber yield and quality of fiber nettle (Urtica dioica L.) cultivated in Italy. Industrial Crops and Products, 29: 480-484.

Grifoni D., L. Bacci, G. Zipoli, G. Carreras, S. Baronti,  F. Sabatini (2009). Laboratory and Outdoor Assessment of UV Protection Offered by Flax and Hemp Fabrics Dyed with Natural Dyes. Photochemistry and Photobiology, 85:313-320.

La Fata S., Incrocci L., Malorgio F., Battista P., Rapi B., Bacci L., Paradossi A. (2008). The influence of irrigation method on pot geranium (Pelargonium peltatum L.) grown with saline water.  Acta Horticulturae, 807: 283-288.

Pinelli P., F. Ieri, P. Vignolini, L. Bacci, S. Baronti, A. Romani (2008). Extraction and HPLC Analysis of Secondary Metabolites in Leaves, Stalks and Textile Fibres of Urtica dioica L.. J. Agric. Food Chem.. 56, 9127–9132.

Bacci L., Battista P., Rapi B. (2008). An integrated method for irrigation scheduling of potted plants. Scientia Horticulture, 116/1: 89-97.

Di Virgilio N., Predieri S., Gatti E., Bacci L., Baronti S., Romani A., Rossi F., 2008. The Stinging Nettle (Urtica dioica L.): a Neglected, Multifunctional Species for a Low-impact Land Use. Ital. J. Agron., 3 Suppl., 443-443.

Bacci L., P. Battista, E. Checcacci, F. Sabatini, B. Rapi (2007). L’impiego di tensiometri nel controllo automatico dell’irrigazione di specie ornamentali in contenitore. Rivista di Agronomia, 2:179-187.

Morabito M, Crisci A, Grifoni D, Orlandini S, Cecchi L, Bacci L, Modesti PA, Gensini GF, Maracchi (2006). Winter air mass-based synoptic climatological approach and hospital admissions for myocardial infarction in Florence, Italy. Environmental research Vol 102/1 pp 52-60.

Farina E., Bacci L. (2005) Sensori per l’irrigazione – valutazione d’uso in substrati colturali e applicazioni di campo. Italus Hortus, 12(6):69-82.

Bacci L., Battista P., Rapi B., Pardossi A., Incrocci L., Carmassi G. (2005). SGx: sistema di supporto alla fertirrigazione del pomodoro in serra. Informatore Fitopatologico, 12:32-35.

Bacci L., Battista P., Rapi B., Pardossi A., Incrocci L., Carmassi G. (2005). A system for fertigation management in closed-loop soilless culture of tomato. Acta Horticulturae, 674: 263-268

Bacci L., Battista P., Checcacci E., Sabatini F., Rapi B. (2004). La misura dell’umidità del substrato per l’irrigazione automatica di colture in vaso. Italus Hortus, 11(6): 47-51.

Bacci L., Checcacci E. (2003). Sistemi di controllo e gestione dell’irrigazione utilizzabili in ambito vivaistico per ottimizzare i consumi idrici. Flortecnica, anno XXVII, n.263, 74-77

Bacci L., Battista P., Rapi B., Sabatini F., Checcacci E. (2003). Irrigation Control of Container Crops by means of Tensiometers. Acta Horticulture, 609: 467-474