FERTIGATION SYSTEM FOR WASTE WATER REUSE IN SUSTAINABLE VEGETABLE PRODUCTION

Datum objave: 06.05.2011

Kategorija: Aktualno na Univerzi

National Agricultural Research Foundation

FERTIGATION SYSTEM FOR WASTE WATER REUSE IN SUSTAINABLE VEGETABLE PRODUCTION

Contact Person

KAVVADIAS, Victor (Dr)
Associate Researcher
National Agricultural Research Foundation

http://www.nagref.gr
Contact
Telephone: +30-210-2816974
Fax: +30-210-2842129

Collaboration

Project Proposal


Title: FERTIGATION SYSTEM FOR WASTE WATER REUSE IN SUSTAINABLE VEGETABLE PRODUCTION

Type Details: Fertilizer and water management in Mediterranean countries in vegetable production under protected cultivation are mainly based on experience. In most cases extremely high fertilizers and water inputs are recommended and used, because of the high production and the low costs of the water and fertilizers as compared to the financial return from the product. In intensive vegetable production it is of critical importance to achieve optimal fertiliser use. Too little leads to sub-optimal production and low quality of the produce. However, excessive creates pollution of soils and groundwater. Fertilizer dose should be planned and monitored. Monitoring of the optimal use of fertilizer is possible by soil analysis. The basis for the planned fertilizer dose is the model of the soil and plant reaction. Such a fertilization model has been developed in Holland by Applied Plant Research-Division Glasshouse Horticulture since 1970. The model is based on soil analysis by means of a water extraction, the so-called 1:2 volume extract aand the technique has been constantly evolving since then. The model will be adapted to the Greek situation, taking into account differences in climate, crops, soil types and etc. The proposed model (Fertigation System for Sustainable Vegetable Production)
is lacking in Greece, particularly with the use of information technology and communications. It will provide a very sophisticated tool for addressing fertilization problems and developing ways of identifying optimal and sustainable levels of vegetable production. Agricultural laboratories, both gouvernamental and private, and extension services will be trained to use the proposed soil analysis technique and the fertigation model. Therefore we will be able to: a) preserve and enhance soil and irrigation water quality b) minimize pollution of soil, water and air c) secure a sustainable production of


Programme (Collaboration EU R&D): ARGO, ASIA-ITC, CIP, COST, ECONTENT, EIT, ENERGY C, ENVNGO 2C, EUREKA, FISCALIS-2007, FP6-COORDINATION, FP6-EURATOM, FP6-EURATOM-JRC, FP6-EURATOM-NUWASTE, FP6-FOOD, FP6-INNOVATION, FP6-INTEGRATING, FP6-JRC, FP6-MOBILITY, FP6-NEST, FP6-SME, FP6-SOCIETY, FP6-STRUCTURING, FP6-SUPPORT, FP6-SUSTDEV, FP7, FP7-CAPACITIES, FP7-COOPERATION, FP7-COORDINATION, FP7-ENERGY, FP7-ENVIRONMENT, FP7-HEALTH, FP7-ICT, FP7-IDEAS, FP7-INCO, FP7-INFRASTRUCTURES, FP7-JRC, FP7-JTI, FP7-KBBE, FP7-NMP, FP7-PEOPLE, FP7-REGIONAL, FP7-SME, FRAMEWORK 6C, LEONARDO DA VINCI 2, LISBON STRATEGY, SOCRATES 2, TEMPUS 3


Research Interest: Ecology; Plant ecology; Phytotechny, horticulture, crop protection, phytopathology; Plant genetics; Agrochemistry; Soil science, agricultural hydrology; Nutrition

Expiry Date: 2011-12-22

Workprogramme area(s)


(FP7-SME SME) Research for the benefit of SMEs


(FP7-ENVIRONMENT ENV-1) Climate change, pollution, and risks


(FP7-ENVIRONMENT ENV-1.2.2) Integrated approaches for environment and health risk assessment


(FP7-ENVIRONMENT ENV-1.2.3) Delivery of methods and decision support tools for risk analysis and policy development


(FP7-ENVIRONMENT ENV-2.1.1) Integrated Resource Management


(FP7-ENVIRONMENT ENV-2.1.2) Water resources


(FP7-ENVIRONMENT ENV-2.1.3) Soil research and desertification


(FP7-SME SME-1) Research for SMEs


(FP7-ENERGY ENERGY) Energy


(FP7-REGIONAL REGIONS-3) Trans-national co-operation among NCPs (REGIONS-3)


(FP7-PEOPLE PEOPLE-5) Specific actions


(FP7-REGIONAL REGIONS) Regions of Knowledge


(FP7-KBBE KBBE) Food, Agriculture, and Biotechnology


(FP7-PEOPLE PEOPLE) Marie-Curie Actions


(FP7-ENVIRONMENT ENV-1.2.3.) Methods and decision support tools for environmental health risk analysis and policy development


(FP7-COORDINATION EUREKA) EUREKA


(FP7-IDEAS ERC) ERC


(FP7-ENVIRONMENT ENV) Environment (including Climate Change)


(FP7-COORDINATION ERA-NET.2010.1) Support Actions for assessing the impact of the ERA-NET scheme and optimising its operational modalities


(FP7-COORDINATION ERA-GPC.2010.1) Actions in support of the European Union's initiative on Joint Programming in Research



Target Partner

Expertise: Looking for RTD and SME partners with high qualification in fertigation sytems of vegetables using waste waters after treatment


Organisation Details

National Agricultural Research Foundation

Name: National Agricultural Research Foundation

Department: Soil Science Institute of Athens

Region: ATTIKI

Address: 1 Sof. Venizelou Str.
Lycovrissi

Athens   14 123 GREECE


Type: Research

Number of Employees: 250 -
500

Keywords: Fertigation;quality;soil;vegetables;waste water;reuse

Partners already acquired: Greece, Israel, Netherlands