Sustainable strategies for the improvement of seriously degraded agricultural areas: The example of Pistachia vera L

EC Environment - Life Programme

With the contribution of the LIFE + financial instrument of the European Union

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Recent news, announcements, events and research highlights about the project.

5 Dec 2017

A seminar for pistachio producers will take place at Avlonas, Attica on 7 December 2017 at 18:30. During the seminar, Dr. Maria Doula, project coordinator, and Dr. Yerasimos Troyanos (Benaki Phytopathological institute) will present the subjects "Sustainable fertilization of pistachio trees" and "...

3 Jul 2017

AgroStrat in cooperation with the University of Cordoba, organizes a workshop at its premises on 13 July 2017, during which issues, as for example, management of intensively cultivated Mediterranean areas, development of regional and local strategies for sustainable reuse of agricultural waste on soils, web-apps and software for integrated management of cultivated areas, will be presented and discussed.

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31 May 2017

AgroStrat in cooperation with the Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Bari (CIHEAM IAMB), organizes a workshop at the premises of IAMB on 12 June 2017, during which issues, as for example, management of intensively cultivated Mediterranean areas, development of regional and local strategies for sustainable reuse of agricultural waste on soils, web-apps and software for integrated management of cultivated areas, will be presented and discussed.

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11 Mar 2017

The AgroStrat workshop was successfully held in Aegina on March 8, 2017.
Rational fertilization, weed management and waste treatment issues were presented and discussed with the general public.
The event was also attended by the President of the Rural Association of Aegina, Mr. Nick Alyfantis and President of the Agricultural Cooperative of Aegina, Mr. Nick Stamboulis.

The organizers would like to thank the...

26 Feb 2017

LIFE AgroStrat project organizes an informative event on 8 March 2017 at 18:30 in Aegina island (Hotel Danae).
The event intents to inform local producers and authorities regarding sustainable fertilization of pistachio trees, integrated pest management and pistachio waste management in fields by implementing small and smart systems.

Download the invitation and the ...

25 Feb 2017

On 24th February 2017, the Coordinator of  AgroStrat Dr. Maria Doula, the Director of the Soil Science Institute of Athens (ELGO DEMETER) and Dr. George Bartzas from the Technical University of Crete, participated in a meeting at the premises of the Greek Ministry of Agricultural Development and Food. The aim of the meeting was to present the Central Management and Monitoring Tool...

20 Nov 2016

Simple waste management systems were developed and implemented at two pilot fields in Aegina. The first one by constructing three shallow evaporation ponds and the second one by building four sequential collection reservoirs.The systems aim to assist separation of pistachio waste into solid waste and wastewater at field level.

 Sequential Collection System

The system was constructed in Aegina island by exploiting a former, almost destroyed,...

30 Sep 2016

A series of visits took place in September 2016, during which AgroStrat cooperated with pistachio farmers and their associations in Lamia, Makri, Molos (Fthiotida, Central Greece) and Megara (Attiki).

The coordinator visited Fthiotida prefecture between 27 and 30 September and cooperated with the two pistachio producers' Associations of the area, i.e. Association of Pistachio Producers of...

31 Aug 2016

Simple waste management systems were developed by Dr. M. Doula and Prof. K. Komnitsas and implemented at the two pilot fields in Aegina.

The first one by constructing three shallow evaporation ponds and the second one by building four sequential collection reservoirs.

Both of them can be implemented for managing pistachio waste immediately after waste production at field level.

 

The proposed systems ensure environment protection (...

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