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.
The kick-off meeting for CaSH, took place at the University of Thessaly, LACEC on July 16th.
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, organized the kick-off 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).
The meeting took place during the 16th of July 2018 at the facilities of the University of Thessaly)