PlanTerra monitors the

nutritional dynamics of Aloe vera crops

in Neapolis, Lakonia, Greece

Aloe vera has been widely grown as an ornamental plant. The species is popular with modern gardeners as a putatively medicinal plant and for its interesting flowers, form, and succulence. This succulence enables the species to survive in areas of low natural rainfall, making it ideal for rockeries and other low water-use gardens.

An evergreen perennial, it originates from the Arabian Peninsula, but grows wild in tropical, semi-tropical, and arid climates around the world. It is cultivated for agricultural and medicinal uses. The species is also used for decorative purposes and grows successfully indoors as a potted plant.

The company Voion Aloe Vera IKE in Neapolis, Laconia, Greece provides soil and plant material to the Plant Nutrition Physiology Group at the Agricultural University of Athens in order to study the nutritional profile of the crops under the local conditions and agricultural practices towards developing high quality Aloe vera plants.





PlanTerra cooperates with

Sotiris Nikologiannis,

by monitoring the fertilization and agronomic practices

he applies in his commercial fields

Sotiris Nikologiannis cultivates olive tree groves and vineyards in Peania, Attiki, Greece. Being an agronomist MSc, he applies the good agricultural practices and produces products of excellent quality.

Sotiris provides the opportunity our students to visit the fields and gives lectures on site on the agronomic practices and challenges he faces in order to collect produce with outstanding quality.





PlanTerra develops the

Hellenic Network for Plant Nutrition and Soil Quality

It is our vision to record the greek scientists that are active in the areas of the Institute, in order to disseminate their work.





PlanTerra collaborates with the

Hellenic Fertilizers Association

Hellenic Fertilizer Association (also known with the greek akronym S.P.E.L) is a nonprofit organization, founded in 1995 and based in Athens, Greece.

S.P.E.L. represents the manufacture and trade companies that are active in the sector of fertilizers and plant nutrients. The Association comprises 55 members, covering 98% of the Greek market. Our member companies represent all activities related to the production, trade, transport and distribution of all types of fertilizers, complying with the requirements of National, European and International laws.

Hellenic Fertilizer Association devotes its attention to the promotion of the efficient, rational and sustainable use of plant nutrients-fertilizers for plant growth.

Having an active role in raising the awareness of our members, the society and decision makers, we are organizing campaigns, events, workshops, meetings and training courses regarding fertilizer needs and prospects in Greek agriculture, the role of fertilizers in production, food quality and in replenishing nutrients on soils, as well as guidelines of the best agricultural practices.

The association also collects information relevant to the Greek fertilizer industry and provides publications and reports on a wide range of aspects of the production, distribution and consumption of fertilizers and plant nutrients.

In this line, Hellenic Fertilizer Association cooperates with the Centre for Plant Nutrition and Soil Quality of the Agricultural University of Athens, Greece, in order to disseminate scientific advances, innovations and inventions to farmers and agronimists at the national level.