Hiarhi Monda, PhD


  • PhD, Improvement and Management of Agro-Forestry Resources, University of Naples, Italy 
  • MS, Agro-Biotechnology, University of Naples, Italy 

Work History:

  • Bio Huma Netics (2018);
  • Visiting Scientist, JKI institute in Braunschweig, Germany  (2014)  


My research field is focused on the study and application of biostimulants in sustainable agriculture in order to reduce the impact of agrochemicals and the footprint of mineral fertilization. I've been focused on recycled biomasses as a source of convenient organic matter and humic acids to implement agricultural practices and costs (ROI). As a member of the International Humic Substances Society (IHSS) I've been recognized for innovative research with a prestigious Italian Chapter Award. The combination of organic matter and plant growth microorganisms has been part of a European project I've been involved in by collaborating with international research groups. The structure-activity relationship (SAR) study is my actual research line where the advanced analytical characterization of the final products is an essential step to correlate and understand plant physiological response. My scientific outcomes have been published in peer-review journals and disseminated in national and international conferences related to humic substances, soil biochemistry, biostimulants, and plant physiology. My current projects involve U.S. patent development of new fertilizer products as well as scientific collaborations with the National High Magnetic Field facility (MAG Lab) at Florida State University, the Iowa USDA-ARS department, and the University of Arizona. 


Lamar, Richard & Monda, Hiarhi. (2022). Quantification of Humic and Fulvic Acids in Humate Ores, DOC, Humidified Materials and Humic Substance-Containing Commercial Products. Journal of Visualized Experiments. 181. 10.3791/61233. 
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Humic acids, mycorrhizae and bacteria: DNA-based fingerprints confirm the sinergistic effect of different source BEs on plant productivity

Molecular characteristics of water-extractable organic matter from different composted biomasses and their effects on seed germination and early growth of maize

Molecular composition of the Humeome extracted from different green composts and their biostimulation on early growth of maize

Bioactivity of Humic Acids Extracted From Shale Ore: Molecular Characterization and Structure-Activity Relationship With Tomato Plant Yield Under Nutritional Stress

Cooperation among phosphate-solubilizing bacteria, humic acids and arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi induces soil microbiome shifts and enhances plant nutrient uptake

An alternative to mineral phosphorus fertilizers: The combined effects of Trichoderma harzianum and compost on Zea mays, as revealed by 1H NMR and GC-MS metabolomics

Effects of Bacillus amyloliquefaciens and different phosphorus sources on Maize plants as revealed by NMR and GC-MS based metabolomics

Effects of microbial bioeffectors and P amendements on P forms in a maize cropped soil as evaluated by 31P–NMR spectroscopy

The molecular characteristics of compost affect plant growth, arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi, and soil microbial community composition

NMR-based metabolomics of leaves from maize plants treated with different bioeffectors and fertilizers

Conference paper: Effects of Bioinoculants Mixtures in Different Combinations on Maize Growth: Results from Pot and Field Experiments

Effects of Humic Substances from Different Sources on Growth and Mineral Nutrition of Maize Plants in Pot Trials

Optimized procedure for the determination of P species in soil by liquid-state 31 P-NMR spectroscopy

Poster Naples Vincenza CozzolinoWP5

Metabolite Profiling of Zea mays inoculated with the Bacillus amyloliquefaciens Bioeffector

Contribution of different bioeffectors and humic acids to enhance plant growth: Results from greenhouse and field experiment

Humic, Fulvic and Water-soluble organic fractions from different on-farm Compost: Structure-Bioactivity revealed by chemical characterization and biological assay

Water-soluble organic matter from different compost: Characterization and effects on maize seed germination

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