Research activities in the field are focused on studying the effects of abiotic factors on mineral nutrition and physiology of olive, citrus, subtropical crops, grapevine and vegetable crops. Sustainable management of water and nutrients and effects on photosynthesis and nutritional status of the plants are studied, focusing in optimizing the soil environment for plant development. Moreover, similar effects of other environmental factors are investigated, for recording plant response under adverse environments (water stress, salinity stress, UV-stress, etc) within the framework of expected negative impacts of climate change. Finally, significant activity is recorded in evaluation of innovative fertilizing products, in close cooperation with the private sector.
The Working Group on plant physiology and mineral nutrition includes the following researchers: G. Psarras, K. Tzerakis, G. Koubouris, V. Ziogas, T.T. Τzatzani, D. Taskos, G. Doupis, G. Tsaniklidis, N. Kourgialas.
Thiresia-Teresa Tzatzani, Georgios Psarras, Dario Scuderi, Emmanouil Kokolakis and Ioannis E. Papadakis 2022 Effect of Organic Fertilizers on Avocado Trees (Cvs. Fuerte, Hass, Lamb Hass) in Western Crete, a Cool Subtropical Region Sustainability, 14, Issue 19, 12221.
Nastou A., Tzatzani T.T., Chatzistathis T. 2021 The influence of NaCl stress on plant tissue nutrient concentrations and compartmentalization of Na and Cl within leaf surface area of Persea americana Mill Fresenius Environmental Bulletin, 30, 11663-11669.
Tzatzani T.T., Kavroulakis N., Doupis G., Psarras G., Papadakis E. I. 2019 Nutritional status of ‘Hass’ and ‘Fuerte’ avocado (Persea mericana Mill.) plants subjected to high soil moisture Journal of Plant Nutrition, 43, 327-333.
- Actions for the successful establishment of subtropical species in the Peloponnese regionProject Category:Direct AssignmentProject duration:5 YEARSScientfic Responsible:Thiresia-Teresa TzatzaniFunding Agency:Peloponnese Region, Peloponnese Regional Development FundProject website:
- Study of the effect of the AMINO-16 formulation on the nutrition and quality of the produced avocado fruitsProject Category:Direct AssignmentProject duration:2019-2020Scientfic Responsible:Thiresia-Teresa TzatzaniFunding Agency:ΕΒΥΠ ΕΕProject website: