Watch the aerial presentation of the greenhouse facilities of the University of Thessaly on the following video.More than 12 research projects, including Cascade Hydroponics, are implemented at the greenhouses facilities of the University of Thessaly.Scientific Associate: Professor Nikolaos Katsoulas
Professor Nikolaos Katsoulas, Director of LACEC, presented the modern Greenhouse facilities at Velestino to reporters from the ASTRA TV channel.
See the video from the visit (in Greek only) here: https://youtu.be/yA9MRUn4zSY
The CasH project meeting took place in Geisenheim University, Geisenheim, Germany on Sep 25-26 2019.
The Open Day at the Greenhouse Facilities of University of Thessaly, Velestino Magnesia was successfully held on 18 September 2019. The doors opened on time at 10:00 am with the presence of first registered visitors.
Professor Nikos Katsoulas and Director of the Laboratory of Agricultural Constructions of the Department of Crop Production and Rural Environment guided visitors to the Greenhouse Facilities, including a presentation of the new pilot greenhouse of the University of Thessaly, where most of the projects are implemented. During the visit were presented several opportunities for farm diversification in the circular bioeconomy.
The purpose of the event was to inform the public about the contribution of EU cohesion policy to the implementation of projects and development interventions in general under Operational Programs co-financed by the European Structural Funds.
The main objectives of the event were: to explain the new framework of the circular economy, to share good practices and to encourage networking and dialogue.
In the framework of the Research projects, implemented by the Laboratory of Agricultural Constructions and Environmental Control of the University of Thessaly, an OPEN DAY for the public is organized. The event will take place at the Laboratory’s Greenhouse Facilities of the University of Thessaly in Velestino on September 18, 2019 from 10:00 to 15:00.
The purpose of the event is to inform the public about the contribution of EU cohesion policy to the implementation of projects and development interventions in general under Operational Programs co-financed by the European Structural Funds.
Participants will also have the chance to visit the innovative Greenhouse, including a presentation of the new pilot greenhouse of the Laboratory of Agricultural Constructions and Environmental Control of the University of Thessaly, where most of the above mentioned projects are implemented.
The Open Access Day (OPEN DAY) event is part of the pan-European communication campaign “Europe in My Region 2019 – Europe in My Region 2019” (#EUinMyRegion).
Date: 18/09/2019, Time: 10.00-15.00
Location: Farm of University of Thessaly-Greenhouse Facilities, Velestino Magnesia
Upcoming meeting for CasH at Hochschule Geisenheim University (HGU) on Sep 25, 2019. Sharing information and making decision meeting. Discussion of the progress of the current and the upcoming experiments.
The Lab of Agricultural Constructions and Environmental Control of the University of Thessaly, in cooperation with the Hochschule Geisenheim University, the Greek SME Agrostis and the German SME Phytowelt will organize a meeting of the billateral Greece-Germany project entitled “Intercropping: an integrated approach to increase productivity and resource use efficiency and sustainability of protected horticulture (CasH).”
Greensys 2019 – International Symposium on Advanced Technologies and Management for Innovative Greenhouses.
Presentation of the results of the Cascade Hydroponics project by the Scientific Coordinator of the research project Professor Nikolaos Katsoulas. Angers, France 16-20/06/2019.
On June 11-13th 2019, the Joint Greek-German Workshop on Knowledge and Technology Transfer took place, hosted at NCSR “Demokritos”
The Workshop was organized jointly by the Greek Secreteriat of Research and Technology (GSRT) and the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), in collaboration with the Fraunhofer-Venture IMW, in the context of the Greek-German bilateral Research Program 2016-2019.
CasH was represented at the Workshop by the scientific coordinator, Assoc. professor at the Univ. of Thessaly, Nikolaos Katsoulas and representatives of the two participating SMEs, Dr. Peter Welters (Phytowelt) and Vangelis Vassiliadis (Agrostis).
The experiments carried out in the framework of the CasH project took place in a new modern and fully equipped greenhouse of University of Thessaly in the area of Velestino, Volos. The experiment was conducted from 16/4/2019 to 27/5/2019. The purpose of the trial is to collect/recycle the drainages of the nutrient solution of a primary crop (tomato) to cover the irrigation needs of secondary crops (lettuce, spinach). The aim of this experiment is the reduction of the cultivation inputs as well as the environmental footprint. This way of cultivation can lead to a reduction of up to 80% and 50% of water use and fertilizers, respectively. The overall aim is to avoid the existing monoculture system and promote integrated production concepts for sustainable agriculture.