Dr. Chengxiao Hu

  • Address: Institute of Citrus Science, Huazhong Agricultural University,Wuhan 430070, China
  • Tel: 86 27 8728 2026 (O)
  • Email: hucx@mail.hzau.edu.cn


1995 – 1999 Ph.D. Huazhong Agricultural University, Plant Nutrition, Wuhan, China

1988 – 1991 B.A. Huazhong Agricultural University, Crop Nutrition Diagnosis and Fertilization, Wuhan, China

Professional Experience

2003 – present Professor, Huazhong Agricultural University

1997 – 2002 Associate Professor, Huazhong Agricultural University

1994 – 1997 Lecturer, Huazhong Agricultural University

1991 – 1993 Assistant professor, Huazhong Agricultural University

Services for academic communities

2013-present, Member, Academic Degrees Committee of Hubei Provincial Government

2009-present, Member, National Technical Committee for Standardization of Fertilizers and Soil Conditioner

2012-present Director, Hubei Provincial Engineering Laboratory for New Fertilizer

Program emphasis

Horticultural crops esp. citrus nutrition diagnosis and fertilization. 1) Nutritional constrains and requirement of citrus, vegetable plants for excellent quality and high yield by correct fertilization techniques and new fertilizer products; 2) Growing conditions and cultivating processes of horticultural crop esp. citrus and vegetable for products quality safety by ecological security technological ways, such as nitrogen cycling and regulation, heavy metals bioavailability and mitigation; 3) Functions mechanisms of mid and micro-nutrients esp. Mo, Se of horticultural plants for edible quality development particularly the sugar / acid ratio, Vc etc.

Selected publications ( * Corresponding author )
  • 1. Z.J. Nie, C.X.Hu*, X.C. Sun, Q.L. Tan, and H.E. Liu. Effects of molybdenum on ascorbate-glutathione cycle metabolism in Chinese cabbage (Brassica campestris L. ssp. pekinensis), Plant Soil, 2007, 295: 13-21
  • 2. Xuecheng Sun, Chengxiao Hu*, Qiling Tan, Effects of molybdenum on cold-responsive genes in abscisic acid (ABA)-dependent and ABA-independent pathways in winter wheat under low temperature stress. Annals of Botany, 2009,104:345-356
  • 3. Changsheng Zhao, Chengxiao Hu*, Wei Huang, Xuecheng Sun, Qiling Tan, Hongjie Di.A lysimeter study of nitrate leaching and optimum nitrogen application rates for intensively irrigated vegetable production systems in Central China. Journal of Soils and Sediments,2010, 10(1), 9-17
  • 4. Weihong Qiu, Hongjie Di, Keith C. Cameron, Chengxiao Hu*. Nitrous oxide from animal urine as affected by season and a nitrification inhibitor dicyandiamide. Journal of Soils and Sediments,2010, 10(7):1229-1235
  • 5. Min Cui, Xuecheng Sun, Chengxiao Hu*, Hong J. Di, Qiling Tan, Changsheng Zhao. Effective mitigation of nitrate leaching and nitrous oxide emissions in intensive vegetable production systems using a nitrification inhibitor, dicyandiamide. Journal of Soils and Sediments, 2011, 11: 722-730
  • 6. Mu Zhang, Chengxiao Hu* Xiaohu Zhao, Qiling Tan, Xuecheng Sun, Anyong Cao, Min Cui, Ying Zhang. Molybdenum improves antioxidant and osmotic-adjustment ability against salt stress in Chinese cabbage (Brassica campestris L. ssp. Pekinensis). Plant and Soil. 2012, 355(1):375-383
  • 7. Hong Huang, Chengxiao Hu*, Qiling Tan, Xiaoming Hu, Xuecheng Sun, Lei Bi. .Effects of Fe-EDDHA application on iron chlorosis of citrus trees and comparison of evaluations on nutrient balance with three approaches. Scientia Horticulturae, 2012, 146:137-142
  • 8. Mu ZHANG, Chengxiao HU*, Xiaohu ZHAO, Qiling TAN, Xuecheng SUN and NA LI. Impact of molybdenum on Chinese cabbage response to selenium in solution culture. Soil Science & Plant Nutrition 2012, 58: 595-603
  • 9. Yafang Tang, Xuecheng Sun, Chengxiao Hu *, Qiling Tan, Xiaohu Zhao. Genotypic differences in nitrate uptake, translocation and assimilation of two Chinese cabbage cultivars [Brassica campestris L. ssp.Chinensis (L.)]. Plant Physiology and Biochemistry 2013, 70: 14-20
  • 10. Xuecheng Sun, Qiling Tan, Zhaojun Nie, Chengxiao Hu *, Yongqiang An. Differential Expression of Proteins in Response to Molybdenum Deficiency in Winter Wheat Leaves Under Low-Temperature Stress. Plant Mol Biol Rep 2014, 32(5): 1057-1069
  • 11. Hui-Ping Gui, Qi-Ling Tan, Cheng-xiao Hu *, Ying Zhang, Cang-Song Zheng, Xue-Cheng Sun, Xiao-Hu Zhao. Floral analysis for Satsuma mandarin (Citrus unshiu Marc.) nutrient diagnosis based on the relationship between flowers and leaves. Scientia Horticulturae 2014, 169: 51-56
  • 12. Ying Zhang, Cheng-Xiao Hu *, Qi-Ling Tan, Cang-Song Zheng, Hui-Ping Gui, WEI-Nan Zeng, Xue-Cheng Sun, Xiao-Hu Zhao. Plant nutrition status, yield and quality of satsuma mandarin (Citrus unshiu Marc.) under soil application of Fe-EDDHA and combination with zinc and manganese in calcareous soil. Scientia Horticulturae 2014, 174: 46-53
  • 13. Zhichao Wu, Xiaohu Zhao, Xuecheng Sun, Qiling Tan, Yafang Tang, Zhaojun Nie, Chengxiao Hu*. Xylem transport and gene expression play decisive roles in cadmium accumulation in shoots of two oilseed rape cultivars (Brassica napus). Chemosphere, 2015, 119:1217–1223
  • 14. Ying Zhang, Qiling Tan, Chengxiao Hu*, Cangsong Zheng, Huiping Gui, Weinan Zeng, Xuecheng Sun, Xiaohu Zhao. Differences in responses of soil microbial properties and trifoliate orange seedling to biochar derived from three feedstocks. J. Soils Sediments, 2015, 15(3): 541-551
  • 15. Ying Zhang, Chengxiao Hu*, Qiling Tan, Zhaojun Nie, Cangsong Zheng, Huiping Gui, Xuecheng Sun, Xiaohu Zhao. Soil Application of Boron and Zinc Influence Fruit Yield and Quality of Satsuma Mandarin in Acidic Soils. Agronomy Journal, 2015, 107(1): 1-8
  • 16. Cang-Song Zheng, Xiang Lan, Qi-Ling Tan, Ying Zhang, Hui-Ping Gui, Cheng-Xiao Hu*. Soil application of calcium and magnesium fertilizer influences the fruit pulp mastication characteristics of Nanfeng tangerine (Citrus reticulata Blanco cv. Kinokuni). Scientia Horticulturae 2015, 191:121-126
  • 17. Zhichao Wu, Xiaohu Zhao, Xuecheng Sun, Qiling Tan, Yafang Tang, Zhaojun Nie, Chanjuan Qu, Zuoxin Chen, Chengxiao Hu*. Antioxidant enzyme systems and the ascorbate–glutathione cycle as contributing factors to cadmium accumulation and tolerance in two oilseed rape cultivars (Brassica napus L.) under moderate cadmium stress. Chemosphere, 2015, 138:526–536
  • 18. Zhongbing Chen, Shanshan Hu, Chengxiao Hu*, Liangliang Huang, Hongbo Liu, Jan Vymazal. Preliminary investigation on the effect of earthworm and vegetation for sludge treatment in sludge treatment reed beds system, Environ. Sci. Pollut. Res., 2016, 23: 11957-11963