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Islas-Valdez, S., López-Rayo, S., Hristov-Emilov, H., Hernández-Apaolaza, L., Lucena, J.J. 2020. Assessing metal–lignosulfonates as fertilizers using gel filtration chromatography and high-performance size exclusion chromatography. International Journal of Biological Macromolecules 142,163-171.

Islas-Valdez, S., López-Rayo, S., Arcos, J., Menéndez, N., Lucena, J.J. 2020. Effect of Fe:ligand ratios on hydroponic conditions and calcareous soil in Solanum Lycopersicum L. and Glycine max L. fertilized with heptagluconate and gluconate. Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture 100: 1106–1117.

Sturião, W.P., Lucena, J.J., Martinez, H.E.P., López-Rayo, S. 2020. Effects of boron foliar sprays on tomato cultivation. Acta Hortic. 1273, 207-216. Acta Horticulturae 1273, 28.

Peris-Felipo, F.J., Benavent-Gil, Y., Hernández-Apaolaza, L. 2020. Silicon beneficial effects on yield, fruit quality and shelf-life of strawberries grown in different culture substrates under different iron status. Plant Physiology and Biochemistry 152:23-31.


Cieschi, M. T.,  Polyakov, A. Y., Lebedev, V. A.., Volkov, D. S,, Pankratov, D. A., Veligzhanin, A. A.,. Perminova, I. V., Lucena, J. J. Eco-friendly iron-humic nanofertilizers synthesis for the prevention of iron chlorosis in soybean (Glycine max) grown in calcareous soil. Front. Plant Sci, 10, 1-17.doi: 10.3389/fpls.2019.00413

López-Rayo, S., Sánchis-Pérez, I., Ferreira, C.M.H., Lucena, J.J. 2019. [S,S]-EDDS/Fe: A new chelate for the environmentally sustainable correction of iron chlorosis in calcareous soil. Science of the Total Environment 647 (10) 1508-1517.  JCR, 5.589, 27 of 250 in Environmental Sciences,  Q1

Ferreira, C.M.H., Sousa, C.A., Sánchis-Pérez, I., López.Rayo, S., Barros, M.T.Soares, H.M.V.M.Lucena, J.J. 2019. Calcareous soil interactions of the iron(III) chelates of DPH and Azotochelin and its application on amending iron chlorosis in soybean (Glycine max). Science of the Total Environment 647 (10) 1586-1593.

Ferreira, C.M.H., López.Rayo, S., Lucena, J.J, Soares, E.V., Soares, H.M.V.M. 2019. Evaluation of the efficacy of two new biotechnological-based freeze-dried fertilizers for sustainable Fe deficiency correction of soybean plants grown in calcareous soils. Frontiers in Plant Science 10, 1335.


Cieschi, M. T., and Lucena, J. J. Iron and humic acid accumulation on soybean roots fertilized with leonardite iron humates under calcareous conditions. J. Agric. Food Chem. 66, 13386–13396. doi: 10.1021/acs.jafc.


Carrasco-Gil, S. Rodríguez-Menendez, S., Fernández, B., Pereiro, R., De la Fuente, V., Hernández-Apaolaza, L. 2018. Silicon induced Fe deficiency affects Fe, Mn, Cu and Zn distribution in rice (Oryza sativa L.) growth in calcareous conditions. Plant Physiology and Biochemistry 125, 153-163.

Carrasco-Gil, S., Hernández-Apaolaza, L., Lucena, J.J. 2018. Effect of several commercial seaweed extracts in the mitigation of iron chlorosis of tomato plants (Solanum Lycopersicum L.). Plant Growth Regulation, 401–411.

Martins, J.G.Martin, C.Hernández-Apaolaza, L.Barros, M.T.Soares, H.M.V.M.Lucena, J.J. 2018. Azotochelin and N-dihydroxy-N,N'-diisopropylhexanediamide as Fe sources to cucumber plants in hydroponic cultures. Emirates Journal of Food and Agriculture 30(1), 65-76.


Lucena, J.J., Hernández-Apaolaza, L. 2017. Iron nutrition in plants: an overview. Plant Soil, 418, 1-4.

Martín-Fernández, C. Solti, À., Czech, V., Kovács, K., Fodor, F.,  Gárate, A., Hernández-Apaolaza, L., Lucena, J.J. 2017. Response of soybean plants to the application of synthetic and biodegradable Fe chelates and Fe complexes. Plant Physiology and Biochemistry 118, 579-588.

Cieschi, M.T., Caballero-Molada, M., Menéndez, N,  Naranjo M.A., Lucena, J.J. 2017. Long term effect of a leonardite iron humate improving Fe nutrition as revealed in silico, in vivo and in field experiments. J. Sci. Food Agr. 65, 6554-6563.

López-Rayo S, Imran, A., Hansen, H.C.B., Schjoerring, J.K., Magid, J., 2017. Layered Double Hydroxides: Potential release-on-demand fertilizers for plant zinc nutrition. J. Agric. Food Chem. 65, 8779-8789.

Martín-Fernández, C., López-Rayo, S., Hernández-Apaolaza, L., Lucena, J.J. 2017. Timing for a sustainable fertilisation of Glycine max by using HBED/Fe3+ and EDDHA/Fe3+ chelates. J. Sci. Food Agr. 97: 2773–2781.


Cieschi, M.T., Benedicto, A., Hernández-Aapolaza, L., Lucena, J.J. 2016. EDTA shuttle effect vs. lignosulfonate direct effect providing Zn to navy bean plants (Phaseolus vulgaris L ‘Negro Polo’) in a calcareous soil. Front. Plant Sci. 7, 1767.

Martín-Fernández, C., López-Rayo, S., Hernández-Apaolaza, L., Lucena, J.J. 2016. Timing for a sustainable fertilisation of Glycine max by using HBED/Fe3+ and EDDHA/Fe3+ chelates. J. Sci. Food Agr. DOI 10.1002/jsfa.8105.

García-Delgado, C., Eymar, E., Yunta, F. 2016. Are physico-chemical soil characteristics key factors to select the polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons extraction procedure? Int. J. Environ. Anal. Chem. 96, 87 - 100.


López-Rayo, S., Nadal, P., Lucena, J.J. 2016. Novel chelating agents for iron, manganese, zinc, and copper mixed fertilisation in high pH soil-less cultures. J. Sci. Food Agric. 96, 1111–1120.


Hernández-Apaolaza, L., Martín-Ortiz, D., Gárate, A. 2016. Response of wheat seedlings to Mn-lignosulfonate adhered to granular NPK. J. Plant Nutr. Soil Sci. 179, 113–119.


López-Rayo S, Nadal, P., Lucena, J.J. 2015. Reactivity and effectiveness of traditional and novel ligands for multi-micronutrient fertilization in a calcareous soil. Front. Plant Sci. 6, 752.

López-Rayo, S., Di Foggia, M., Bombai, G., Yunta, F., Rodrigues Moreira, E., Filippini, G., Pisi, A., Rombolà, A. D. 2015. Blood-derived compounds can efficiently prevent iron deficiency in the grapevine. Aust. J. Grape Wine R. 21, 135-142.


García-Delgado, C., Yunta, F., Eymar, E. 2015. Bioremediation of multi-polluted soil by spent mushroom (Agaricus bisporus) substrate: Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons degradation and Pb availability. J. Hazard. Mat. 300, 281 - 288.


García-Delgado, C., D’Annibale, A., Pesciaroli, L., Yunta, F., Crognale, S., Petruccioli, M., Eymar, E. 2015. Implications of polluted soil biostimulation and bioaugmentation with spent mushroom substrate (Agaricus bisporus) on microbial community and PAH biodegradation. Sci. Total Environ. 508, 20-28.


López-Rayo, S., Lucena, S., Lucena, J.J. 2014. Chemical properties and reactivity of manganese chelates and complexes in solution and soils. J. Plant Nutr. Soil Sci. 177 (2), 189-198.


Venturas, M., Fernández, V., Nadal, P., Guzmán, P., Lucena, J.J., Gil, L. 2014. Root iron uptake efficiency of Ulmus laevis and U. minor and their distribution in soils of the Iberian Peninsula. Front. Plant Sci. 5, Article 104:1-9.


Hernández-Apaolaza, L. 2014. Can silicon partially alleviate micronutrient deficiency in plants? a review. Planta 240, 447-458.


Kovács, K., Czech,V., Fodor, F., Soltan, A., Lucena, J.J., Santos-Rosell, S., Hernández-Apaolaza, L. 2013. Characterization of Fe-leonardite complexes, as novel natural iron fertilizers. J. Agric. Food Chem., 61, 12200−12210.


Yunta, F., Di Foggia, M., Bellido-Díaz, V., Morales-Calderón, M., Tessarin, P., López-Rayo, S., Tinti, A., Kovàcs, K., Klencsár, Z., Fodor, F., Rombolà, A.D. 2013. Blood meal-based compound. Good choice as iron fertiliser for organic farming. J. Agric. Food Chem. 61 (17), 3995-4003.


Gonzalo, M.J., Lucena, J.J., Hernández-Apaolaza L. 2013. Effect of silicon addition on soybean (Glycine max) and cucumber (Cucumis sativus) plants grown under iron deficiency. Plant Physiol. Biochem. 70, 455-461.


Yunta, F., Martín, I., Lucena, J.J., Gárate, A. 2013. Iron Chelates Supplied Foliarly Improve the Iron Translocation Rate in cv. Tempranillo Grapevine (Vitis vinifera L.). Comm. Soil Sci. Plant Anal. 44, 794–804.


García-Delgado, C., Yunta, F., Eymar, E. 2013. Methodology for polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons extraction from either fresh or dry spent mushroom compost and quantification by high-performance liquid chromatography-photodiode array detection. Comm. Soil Sci. Plant Anal. 44, 817-825.


López-Rayo, S., Pozo, M.A., Domínguez A., Lucena, J.J. 2013. Efficacy of micronutrient chelate treatments in commercial crop of strawberry on sand culture. Comm. Soil Plant Anal. 44, 826-836.


Nadal, P., López-Rayo, S., Loren, J., Lucena, J.J. 2013. Efficacy of HBED/Fe3+ at supplying iron to Prunus persica in calcareous soil. Eur. J. Agron. 45, 105-113.


Nadal, P., Yunta, F., López-Rayo, S., Lucena, J.J. 2013. Comparison of different nutritional diagnosis methods for peach trees treated with iron chelates. Comm. Soil Plant Anal. 44, 850-860.


Tapia, Y., Eymar, E., Gárate, I., Masaguer, A. 2013. Effect of citric acid on metals mobility in pruning wastes and biosolids compost and metals uptake in Atriplex halimus and Rosmarinus officinalis. Environ. Monit. Assess. 185(5),4221-4229.



Nadal, P., García-Marco, S., Escudero, R., Lucena J.J. 2012. Fertilizer properties of DCHA/Fe3+. Plant Soil 356, 367- 379.


Yunta, F., López-Rayo, S., Lucena, J.J. 2012. Thermodynamic database update to model synthetic chelating agents in soil systems. J. Appl. Sol. Chem. Model. 1 (1) 46-64.


López-Rayo, S., Correas, C., Lucena, J.J. 2012. Novel chelating agents for its use as manganese and zinc fertilisers chelates: characterisation, speciation modeling and stability in solution. Chem. Spec. Bioavailab. 24 (3), 147-158.


Carrasco, J., Kovács, K., Czech, V., Fodor, F., Lucena, J.J., Vértes, A., Hernández-Apaolaza, L. 2012. Influence of pH, Iron Source, and Fe/Ligand Ratio on Iron Speciation in Lignosulfonate Complexes Studied Using Mössbauer Spectroscopy. Implications on Their Fertilizer Properties. J. Agric. Food Chem. 60, 3331−3340.


Nadal, P., García-Delgado, C., Hernández D., López-Rayo, S., Lucena, J.J. 2012. Evaluation of Fe-N,N'-Bis(2-hydroxybenzyl)ethylenediamine-N,N'-diacetate  (HBED/Fe3+) as Fe carrier for soybean (Glycine max) plants grown in calcareous soil. Plant Soil 360 (1-2), 349-362.


Escudero R., Gómez-Gallego, M., Romano, S., Fernández, I., Gutiérrez-Alonso, A., Sierra, M.A., López-Rayo S., Nadal, P., Lucena J.J. 2012. Biological Activity of Fe(III) acquo-complexes towards Ferric Chelate Reductase (FCR). Org. Biomol. Chem. 10 (11), 2272-2281.


López-Rayo, S., Lagui, L, Lucena, J.J., Cremonini, M.A. 2011. Demetalation of Fe, Mn, and Cu chelates and complexes: Application to the NMR analysis of micronutrient fertilisers. J. Agric. Food Chem. 59 (24), 13110–13116.


Benedicto, A., Hernández-Apaolaza, L., Rivas, I., Lucena, J.J. 2011. Determination of 67Zn distribution in navy bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) after foliar application of 67Zn-Lignosulfonates using isotope pattern deconvolution. J. Agric. Food Chem. 59(16), 8829-38.


Hernández-Apaolaza, Lucena, J.J. 2011. Influence of the soil/solution ratio, interaction time and extractant on the evaluation of the iron chelates sorption/desorption by soils. J. Agric. Food Chem. 91, 2024–2030.


Tapia, Y., Cala, V., Eymar, E., Frutos, I., Gárate, A., Masaguer, A. 2011. Phytoextraction of cadmium by four Mediterranean shrub species. International Journal of Phytoremediation. 13:567–579.

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