HK Horticultural Knowledge srl was formed in 2011 by a group of ecophysiologists that work or have spent several post-doc years at the University of Bologna.

The team, highly heterogeneous for passions and skills, is united by the passion for scientific research in the horticulture. The work carried out within the university programs, along with the experience gained in planning and managing the experimental trials, has resulted in a strong desire to bring innovation to the Italian orchards, with the specific aim of promoting optimization of the resources.

Our mission is headed in three directions:

Raising growers’ awareness of the potential impact on orchard profitability of precise fruit growing, both to improve the control of the process and for the forecast information. We strive towards this goal by direct information to the growers, through articles published both on scientific and growers journals, and participation to meetings.

Developing products and services tailored to innovative growers, who are interested to meet the demands of the market through the adoption of innovation.

Creating a link between academia and professional world in horticulture, through a pipeline that develops innovative knowledge at one end, and funnels it to its uptakers at the other.

Operational team

Marco Ziboldi

Marco Ziboldi

CEO

Corrado Puppo

Corrado Puppo

Sales Director

Oreste D’ambrosio

Oreste D’ambrosio

CFO

Federico Latini

Federico Latini

Sales Manager

Research and Development

Luigi Manfrini

Luigi Manfrini

Precise fruit growing and environmental effects on fruit quality

Luca Corelli Grappadelli

Luca Corelli Grappadelli

Full Professor, Tree Physiology Dept. Ag. Sciences, University of Bologna

Pasquale Losciale

Pasquale Losciale

Leaf gas exchanges, abiotic stress physiology of fruit trees

Emanuele Pierpaoli

Emanuele Pierpaoli

Innovation transfer and uptake; Strategic startup development and management

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