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Jaume Casadesús


Ph.D. in Biology, Department of Plant Biology, University of Barcelona, 1995. Computer Engineer, Open University of Catalonia, 2007

Current position

Researcher at the program of Water Use Efficiency in the Institut de Recerca i Tecnologia Agroalimentàries (IRTA), Lleida, Spain

Publications (since 2005)

  1. Casadesús, J., Mata, M., Marsal, J. and Girona, J. (2012). Spontaneous accommodation of irrigation scheduling to groundwater through feedback from soil water sensors in drip irrigated peach. VII International Symposium on Irrigation of Horticultural Crops 1038.
  2. Marsal J, Casadesus J, Lopez G, Girona J, Stoeckle CO (2014) Disagreement between tree size and crop coefficient in 'conference' pear: Comparing measurements by a weighing lysimeter and prediction by cropSyst. Acta Horticulturae 1038: 303-310.
  3. Casadesus, J. and Villegas, D. (2014). Conventional digital cameras as a tool for assessing leaf area index and biomass for cereal breeding. J Integr Plant Biol 56: 7-14.
  4. Marsal, J., Johnson, S., Casadesus, J., Lopez, G., Girona, J. and Stoeckle, C. (2014). Fraction of canopy intercepted radiation relates differently with crop coefficient depending on the season and the fruit tree species. Agr Forest Meteorol 184: 1-11.
  5. Marsal, J., Girona, J., Casadesus, J., Lopez, G. and Stoeckle, C. O. (2013). Crop coefficient (K (c)) for apple: comparison between measurements by a weighing lysimeter and prediction by CropSyst. Irrigation Sci 31: 455-463.
  6. Casadesus, J., Mata, M., Marsal, J. and Girona, J. (2012). A general algorithm for automated scheduling of drip irrigation in tree crops. Comput Electron Agr 83: 11-20.
  7. Casadesus, J., Mata, M., Marsal, J. and Girona, J. (2011). Automated irrigation of apple trees based on measurements of light interception by the canopy. Biosyst Eng 108: 220-226.
  8. Villegas, D., Casadesus, J., Atienza, S. G., Martos, V., Maalouf, F., Karam, F., Aranjuelo, I. and Nogues, S. (2010). Tritordeum, wheat and triticale yield components under multi-local mediterranean drought conditions. Field Crop Res 116: 68-74.
  9. Ortuno, M. F., Conejero, W., Moreno, F., Moriana, A., Intrigliolo, D. S., Biel, C., Mellisho, C. D., Perez-Pastor, A., Domingo, R., Ruiz-Sanchez, M. C., Casadesus, J., Bonany, J. and Torrecillas, A. (2010). Could trunk diameter sensors be used in woody crops for irrigation scheduling? A review of current knowledge and future perspectives. Agr Water Manage 97: 1-11.
  10. Gutierrez, M., Alegret, S., Caceres, R., Casadesus, J., Marfa, O. and del Valle, M. (2008). Nutrient solution monitoring in greenhouse cultivation employing a potentiometric electronic tongue. J Agric Food Chem 56(6): 1810-1817.
  11. Casadesus, J., Sauras-Yera, T and Vallejo, V. R. (2008). Predicting soil-to-plant transfer of radionuclides with a mechanistic model (BioRUR). J Environ Radioactiv 99: 864-871.
  12. Tamponnet, C., Martin-Garin, A., Gonze, M. A., Parekh, N., Vallejo, R., Sauras-Yera, T., Casadesus, J., Plassard, C., Staunton, S., Norden, M., Avila, R. and Shaw, G. (2008). An overview of BORIS: Bioavailability of Radionuclides in Soils. J Environ Radioact 99(5): 820-830.
  13. Romero-gamez, M., Suarez-rey, E., Castilla, N., Soriano, T., Casadesus, J., Anton, A. And Montero, J. I. (2008). Active refrigeration in mesh greenhouses for horticultural protected cultivation in the summer season. Horticultura, Revista de Industria, Distribucion y Socioeconomia Horticola: 10-20.
  14. Villegas, D., Briceno, G. A. and Casadesus, J. (2008). Comparison of tritordeum yield and yield components with triticale and bread wheat under drought conditions in a Mediterranean environment.
  15. Gutierrez, M., Alegret, S., Caceres, R., Casadesus, J., Marfa, O.and del Valle, M. (2007). Application of a potentiometric electronic tongue to fertigation strategy in greenhouse cultivation. Comput Electron Agr 57: 12-22.
  16. Ferran, N., Casadesus, J., Krakowska, M. and Minguillon, J. (2007). Enriching e-learning metadata through digital library usage analysis. Electronic Library 25: 148-165.
  17. Casadesus, J., Kaya, Y., Bort, J., Nachit, M. M., Araus, J. L., Amor, S., Ferrazzano, G., Maalouf, F., Maccaferri, M., Martos, V., Ouabbou, H and Villegas, D. (2007). Using vegetation indices derived from conventional digital cameras as selection criteria for wheat breeding in water-limited environments. Ann Appl Biol 150: 227-236.
  18. Caceres, R., Casadesus, J., Marfa, O. (2007). Adaptation of an automatic irrigation-control tray system for outdoor nurseries. Biosyst Eng 96: 419-425.
  19. Casadesus, J., Caceres, R. and Marfa, O. (2007). Dynamics of CO2 efflux from the substrate root system of container-grown plants associated with irrigation cycles. Plant Soil 300: 71-82.
  20. Bort, J., Casadesus, J., Nachit, M. M., Araus, J. L. (2005). Factors affecting the grain yield predicting attributes of spectral reflectance indices in durum wheat: growing conditions, genotype variability and date of measurement. Int J Remote Sens 26: 2337-2358.
Protocols by Jaume Casadesús
  1. Simple Digital Photography for Assessing Biomass and Leaf Area Index in Cereals