ΠΕΡΙΕΧΟΜΕΝΑ

Farm & Agricultural Enterprises Management

 

Deputy Head

Rikos Christodoulidis-Thanopoulos, tel.: 210-529 4914, fax: 210-529 4950, email: ricosth@aua.gr

 

The responsibilities of the Directorate are allocated to the departments as follows:

 

Department A - Farm Management

The Department is responsible for:

  1. Drafting of an annual general management plan of the farm and agricultural installations of the Institution, and its submission for approval by the competent collective bodies.
  2. Drawing up and implementing the expenditure budget on an annual and monthly basis.
  3. Monitoring farm work (i.e. soil tillage, seeding, fertilization, plant protection, irrigation, pruning and harvesting), maintenance and repair in the farms.
  4. Tackling problems related to diseases, fertilization and irrigation, in cooperation with competent Laboratories.

 

Deputy Head

Efstratios Kanaros, tel.: 210-529 4961, fax: 210-529 4950, e-mail: stratos@aua.gr

Staff:

  • Dimitrios Athanasakis, tel.: 22680 22015, fax: 22680 22015 (Kopaida farm)
  • Alexandros Dimitriou, tel.: 22680 22015, fax : 22680-22015 (Kopaida farm)
  • Vassileios Liakos, tel.: 22680-22015, fax: 22680-22015 (Kopaida farm)

 

Department B – Gardening

The Department is responsible for:

  1. Drafting a work plan for the maintenance and development of public green space of the Institution, on an annual and monthly basis.
  2. Ensuring the proper cleaning of public green space of the Institution.
  3. Planning and monitoring plant production in the Ornamental Plant Greenhouse of the University.
  4. Monitoring the maintenance and proper operation of the installations of the Ornamental Plant Greenhouse and of the watering system of the gardens of the Institution.
  5. Drawing up and implementing the expenditure budget on an annual and monthly basis.

 

Deputy Head

Christina Miggirou, tel.: 210-529 4935, fax: 210-529 4950, e-mail: cmigirou@aua.gr

Staff:

  • Evdokia Davitidou, tel.: 210-529 4973, fax: 210-529 4950, e-mail: evdokia@aua.gr
  • Ioannis Anagnostaras, tel.: 210-529 4950
  • Aggelos Margaritis, tel.: 210 3474765
  • Ioannis Zafeiroulis, tel.: 210 3474765

 

Agricultural Enterprises

The University has farms in Kopaida, in Yalou, Spata and in Oropos. The farms and the greenhouse are used for model farming practice, as well as educational and research purposes. The farms have been leased to the Property Management and Development Company of AUA, which was established in 1993 (under law / Government Gazette 114/09.07.1993.

The Kopaida farm is located in the area of Aliartos in Boeotia, 120 km north of Athens. Its area is 1.000 hectares and it is subdivided into 11 sections, in which arable crops are cultivated (cotton, maize, alfalfa, cereal etc). The soil is rich in organic matter and calcium. An underground irrigation system with surface water abstraction is installed in the farm. There is also a modern meteorological station with an automatic data recording system with sensors for measuring air and soil temperature, solar radiation, atmospheric humidity and wind speed at various levels. The farm is also equipped with agricultural machinery and tools. There is a lodge for the personnel, and two storage sheds for the machinery and storage facilities for the equipment and harvested products/crops.

 

The Yalou Spata farm is located 35 km west of Athens and in a short distance from the municipality of Spata. Its area is 375 hectares, where mostly vine and olive trees are grown. The vineyard stretches in an area of 216 hectares and consists of five organic grape varieties (savatiano, roditis, assyrtiko, athiri and malagousia). Τα πρέμνα έχουν γραμμοειδή διαμόρφωση και αρδεύονται με σταγόνες. The farm is equipped with agricultural machinery and tools. There is a lodge for the personnel, and storage facilities for the agricultural equipment and products, and storage sheds for the machinery.

 

The Oropos farm stretches in an irrigated area of 27 hectares in which vegetables are cultivated.

 

The Ornamental Plant Greenhouse, a 1.7-acre-area, consists of a four-room glass greenhouse, a nursery room with the basic species of ornamental plants grown in the greenhouse, το πολλαπλασιαστήριο με θερμαινόμενους πάγκους ριζοβολίας και σύστημα υδρονέφωσης, and two rooms with indoor ornamental plants in pots offered for sale. Besides, in a 1-acre outdoor fenced area there are over twenty plant species for sale including outdoor ornamental plants, seasonal anthofyla, perennial flowering plants and aromatic plants.