PLANTERRA was established in 2017 as Center at the Agricultural University of Athens (AUA), Greece.

 

In 2018 it became one of the Institutes that constitute the AUA Research Centre.

 

*   Promoting the importance of soil health and nutrient use efficiency by the crops at the national agricultural community

 

*   Registering the nutritional needs of new varieties and hybrids of every crop during life cycle.

 

*   Covering the nutritional needs with proper fertilization schemes

 

*   Diagnostics, methodologies and modeling for fertilization and nutrition

 

*   Soil, rhizosoil and rhizosphere physics, chemistry, physical chemistry and biology

 

*   Nutrition physiology and molecular biology of rhizospheric microorganisms and crops

 

*   Interactions between plants and rhizospheric microorganisms

 

*   Quality and safety of edible plant biomass

 

*   Biogeochemical cycles in adverse environments

 

*   Soil quality and biodiversity

 

*   Fertilization and fertilizers; national, European and international legislation