The Information System Sustainable Development (ISSD)

Constantinos Demakos, Viktoras Kavvadias, Constantinos Alafodimos, Konstantinos Arvanitis, Dimitrios Papachristos

Abstract


Fertilizer and irrigation management in European protected vegetable production, i.e. under plastic or glass cover is mostly based on experience, generally with very little scientific basis. Commonly, very high fertilizer and water inputs are used to ensure maximum production of high value crops. To improve greenhouse irrigation and fertilization practices, a fertilization model has been developed in the Netherlands. The above requirements led to the need for application of Information Technology and Communication Technology (ICT) to implement the model of sustainable fertilization named Sustainable Fertilization Model (SFM), which will be based on the fertilization model, including necessary adjustments on the bioclimatic environment and main soil types and greenhouse crops of Greece. The results of the project will deeply impact the conventional greenhouse crop water and nutrient management techniques as researchers, horticultural laboratories and extension services will be provided with a scientific basis for the optimal strategies in water and fertilizer supply.

Keywords


Fertigation, greenhouse crops, environmental sustainability, Information system

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