Papers in JCR/ISI Journals

  1. Rodrigues, M.A., Ferreira, I.Q., Afonso, S., Arrobas, M. 2018 Sufficiency ranges and nutrient removals in lemon balm based on crop response to applied nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium and boron. Journal of Plant Nutrition (in press).
  2. Rodrigues, M.A. Lopes, J.I., Ferreira, I.Q., Arrobas, M. 2018. Olive tree response to the severity of pruning. Turkish Journal of Agriculture and Forestry (in press).
  3. Arrobas, M., Afonso, S., Ferreira, I.Q., Rodrigues, M.A. 2018. Leaf nutrient concentration standards for lemon verbena (Aloysia citrodora Paláu) obtained from field and pot fertilization experiments. Journal of Applied Research on Medicinal and Aromatic Plants (in press)
  4. Rodrigues, M.A., Ladeira, L.C., Arrobas, M. 2018. Azotobacter-enriched organic manures to increase nitrogen fixation and crop productivity. European Journal of Agronomy 93: 88-94.
  5. Afonso, S., Arrobas, M., Ferreira, I.Q., Rodrigues, M.A. 2018. Assessing the potential use of two portable chlorophyll meters in diagnosing the nutritional status of plants. Journal of Plant Nutrition 41(2): 261-271.
  6. Arrobas, M., Afonso, S., Rodrigues, M.A. 2018. Diagnosing the nutritional condition of chestnut groves by soil and leaf analyses. Scientia Horticulturae 228, 113–121.
  7. Barroso, M.R., Martins, N., Barros, L., Antonio, A.L., Rodrigues, M.A., Sousa, M.J., Santos-Buelga, C., Ferreira, I.C.F.R. 2018. Assessment of the nitrogen fertilization effect on bioactive compounds of frozen fresh and dried samples of Stevia rebaudiana Bertoni. Food Chemistry 243: 208–213.
  8. Arrobas, M., Afonso, S., Ferreira, I.Q., Moutinho-Pereiram J.M., Correia, C.M., Rodrigues, M.A. 2017. Liming and application of nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium and boron on a young plantation of Chestnut. Turkish Journal of Agriculture and Forestry, 41:441-451. doi:10.3906/tar-1705-79.
  9. Arrobas, M., Lopes, H., Rodrigues, M.A. 2017. Urban agriculture in Bragança, Northeast Portugal: assessing the nutrient dynamic in the soil and plants, and their contamination with trace metals. Biological Agriculture & Horticulture, 33 (1): 1-13.
  10. Rodrigues, M.A., Afonso, S., Ferreira, I.Q., Arrobas, M. 2017. Response of stevia to nitrogen fertilization and harvesting regime in Northeastern Portugal. Archives of Agronomy and Soil Science, 63(5): 626–637 DOI: 10.1080/03650340.2016.1230272.
  11. Barroso, M., Barros, L., Rodrigues, M.A., Sousa, M.J.S., Santos-Buelga, C., Ferreira, I.C.F.R. 2016. Stevia rebaudiana Bertoni cultivated in Portugal: A prospective study of its antioxidant potential in different conservation conditions. Ind. Crops and Products. Industrial Crops and Products 90: 49–55.
  12. Arrobas, M., Ferreira, I.Q., Claro, A.M., Rodrigues, M.A. 2015. The effect of legume species grown as cover crops in olive orchards on soil phosphorus bioavailability. The Journal of Plant Nutrition 38: 2294–2311. DOI: 10.1080/01904167.2015.1009104.
  13. Ferreira, I.Q., Rodrigues, M.A., Claro, A.M., Arrobas, M. 2014. Management of nitrogen-rich legume cover crops as a mulching in traditional olive orchards. Commun. Soil Sci. Plant Anal. 46: 1881-1894. (
  14. Arrobas, M., Aguiar, P., Rodrigues, M.A. 2015. A Comparison of a Pasture Ley with a Maize Monoculture on the Soil Fertility and Nutrient Release in the Succeeding Crop. Archives of Agronomy and Soil Science, 1-11 (
  15. Rodrigues, M.A., Dimande, P., Pereira, E., Ferreira, I.Q., Freitas, S., Correia, C.M., Moutinho-Pereira, J., Arrobas, M. 2015. Early-maturing annual legumes: an option for cover cropping in rainfed olive orchards. Nutrient Cycling in Agroecosystems 103:153–166. (DOI: 10.1007/s10705-015-9730-5).
  16. Rodrigues, M.A., Ferreira, I.Q., Freitas, S., Pires, J., Arrobas, M. 2015. Self-reseeding annual legumes for cover cropping in rainfed managed olive orchards. Spanish Journal of Agricultural Research. 13 (2): e0302, 13 pages. (
  17. Arrobas, M., Ferreira, I.Q., Sara, F., Verdial, J., Rodrigues, M.A. 2014. Guidelines for fertilizer use in vineyards based on nutrient content of grapevine parts. Scientia Horticulturae 172: 191-198.
  18. Rodrigues, M.A., Correia, C.M., Claro, A.M., Ferreira, I.Q., Barbosa, J.C., Moutinho-Pereira, J.M., Bacelar, E.A., Fernandes-Silva, A.A., Arrobas, M. 2013. Soil nitrogen availability in olive orchards after mulching legume cover crop residues. Scientia Horticulturae 156: 45-51.
  19. Ferreira, I.Q., Arrobas, M., Claro, A.M., Rodrigues, M.A. 2013. Soil management in rainfed olive orchards may result in conflicting effects on olive production and soil fertility. Spanish Journal of Agricultural Research 11 (2): 472-480.
  20. Arrobas, M., Rodrigues, M.A. 2013. Agronomic evaluation of a fertiliser with D-CODER technology, a new mechanism for the slow release of nutrients. Journal of Agricultural Science and Technology 15: 409-419.
  21. Arrobas, M., Fonseca, T., Parada, M.J., Rodrigues, M.A. (2012). The influence of sampling date on soil nitrogen availability indices Commun. Soil Sci Plant Anal. Communications in Soil Science and Plant Analysis 43: 2521-2534.
  22. Rodrigues, M.A., Ferreira, I.Q., Claro, A.M., Arrobas, M. 2012. Fertiliser recommendations for olive based upon nutrients removed in crop and pruning. Scientia Horticulturae 142: 205-211.
  23. Rodrigues, M.A., Lopes, J.I., Pavão, F.M., Cabanas, J.E., Arrobas, M. (2011). Effect of soil management on olive yield and nutritional status of trees in rainfed orchards. Commun. Soil Sci. Plant Anal. 42: 993-2011.
  24. Arrobas, M., Parada, M.J., Magalhães, P., Rodrigues, M.A. 2011. Nitrogen-use efficiency and economic efficiency of slow-release N fertilisers applied to irrigated turfs in a Mediterranean environment. Nutrient Cycling in Agroecosystems 89:329–339.
  25. Rodrigues, M.A., Pavão, F., Lopes, J.I., Gomes, V., Arrobas, M., Moutinho-Pereira, J., Ruivo, S., Cabanas, J.E., Correia, C.M. 2011. Olive yields and tree nutritional status during a four year period without nitrogen and boron fertilization. Commun. Soil Sci. Plant Anal. 42 (7): 803 – 814.
  26. Rodrigues, M.A., Gomes, V., Dias, L.G., Pires, J., Aguiar, C.F., Arrobas, M. 2010. Evaluation of soil nitrogen availability by growing tufts of nitrophilic species in an intensively grazed biodiverse legume-rich pasture. Spanish Journal of Agricultural Research 8 (4): 1058-1067.
  27. Arrobas, M., Lopes, J.I., Pavão, F., Cabanas, J. E., Rodrigues, M.A. 2010. Comparative boron nutritional diagnosis for olive based on July and January leaf samplings. Commununications in Soil Science and Plant Anal. 41: 709-720.
  28. Rodrigues, M. A., Santos, H., Ruivo, S., Arrobas, M. 2010. Slow-release N fertilisers are not an alternative to urea for fertilisation of autumn-grown tall cabbage. European Journal of Agronomy, 32 (2): 137-143.
  29. Guerra, L., Pereira, C., Rodrigues, M.A., Andrade, P.B., Ferreres, F. Seabra, R. M.. Valentão, P. 2008. Targeted Metabolite Analysis and Antioxidant Potential of Rumex induratus. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, 56: 8184-8194.
  30. Oliveira, A.P, Pereira, D.M., Andrade P.B., Valentão, P., Sousa, C., Pereira, J.A., Bento, A., Rodrigues, M.A., Seabra, R.M., Silva, B.M. 2008. Free amino acids of tronchuda cabbage (Brassica oleracea L. var. costata DC): influence of leaf position (internal or external) and collection time. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, 56: 5216-5221.
  31. Sousa, C., Pereira, D. M., Pereira, J. A., Bento, A., Rodrigues, M.A., Dopico-Garcia, S., Valentão, P., Lopes, G., Ferreres, F., Seabra, R. M., Andrade, P. B. 2008. Multivariate Analysis of tronchuda cabbage (Brassica oleracea L. var. costata DC) phenolics: influence of fertilsers. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, 56: 2231-2239.
  32. Rodrigues, M.A., Arrobas, M. 2008. Effect of soil boron application on flower bud and leaf boron concentrations of olives. Acta Horticulturae, 791: 393-396.
  33. Rodrigues, M.A., Sousa, L., Cabanas J. E., Arrobas, M. 2007. Tuber yield and leaf mineral composition of Jerusalem artichoke (Helianthus tuberosus L.) grown under different cropping practices. Spanish Journal of Agricultural Research, 5 (4): 545-553.
  34. Rodrigues, M.A., Pereira, A., Cabanas, J. E., Dias, L. Pires, J., Arrobas, M. 2006. Crops use-efficiency of nitrogen from manures permitted in organic farming. European Journal of Agronomy, 25: 328-335.
  35. Ferreres, F., Ribeiro, V., Izquierdo, A.G., Rodrigues, M.A., Seabra, R.M., Andrade, P.B., Valentão, P. 2006. Rumex induratus leaves: Interesting dietary source of potential bioactive compounds. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, 54: 5782-5789.
  36. Rodrigues, M.A., Coutinho, J., Martins, J., Arrobas, M. 2005. Quantitative sidedress nitrogen recommendations for potatoes based upon crop nutritional indices. European Journal of Agronomy 23/1: 79-88.
  37. Rodrigues, M.A. 2004. An in situ incubation technique to measure the contribution of organic N to potatoes. Agronomie. Agriculture & Environment, 24: 249-256.
  38. Rodrigues, M.A. 2004. Establishment of continuous critical levels for indices of plant and pre-sidedress soil N status in the potato crop. Communications in Soil Science and Plant Analysis, 35 (13 & 14): 2067-2085.
  39. Rodrigues, M.A., Coutinho, J., Martins, F. 2002. Efficacy and limitations of triticale as nitrogen catch crop in a Mediterranean environment. European Journal of Agronomy, 17/3: 155-160.
  40. Rodrigues, M.A., Coutinho, J., Martins, F. 2001. Efficiency of organic nitrogen fertilisation of potato in Northeast Portugal. Acta Horticulturae, 563: 179-186.