Skip to main content

Laboratory of Agricultural Hydraulics

Government gazzette
38 22/02/1995
Department of Agriculture Crop Production and Rural Environment
+30 24210 93059
Research Categories
Agricultural Hydraulics

The Laboratory covers the teaching and research needs of the following courses: Irrigation, General and Computational Hydraulics, Drainage and Environmental Hydraulics, Hydrology, Individual and Collective Irrigation Networks, Crop Water Needs, Reuse of Wastewater and Solid Waste, Water Resources Management, Waste Management and Environmental Impact Studies.

Research Activities

Reuse of municipal wastewater for crops irrigation.

Reuse of municipal solid waste in agriculture.

Pioneer at subsurface drip irrigation in Greece.

Automations on modern irrigation systems.

Studies in modern irrigation systems.

Determination of the total crop water needs, based on various methods of calculating evapotranspiration.

Comparison of evapotranspiration methods (Penman-Monteith, class A evaporation pan).

Soil moisture measurements with modern soil moisture sensors (TDR, capacitance, Theta).

Soil tension measurements with tensiometers at laboratory and field.

Measurements of quantitative and qualitative characteristics of crops derived from different applications of irrigation water-deficit irrigation.

Study of new crops’ irrigation (stevia) and irrigation effects on productivity and energy efficiency as a function of irrigation.

Prediction models of crop production versus irrigation.

Case studies by using Hydrological and Hydraulic models software.

Geographical Information Systems (GIS) application on hydrology and at the management of water resources.

Investigation and management of aquifers with the help of modern software (Modflow).

Determination of soil hydrodynamic parameters in unsaturated flow.

Determination of toxicity of water in plant (Micro-algae) and animal organisms (Daphnia Magna).

Numerical simulation of water movement in unsaturated soil.

Comparative evaluation of models predicting the hydraulic conductivity under unsaturated condition.

Determination of cumulative infiltration, hydraulic conductivity and the soil characteristic curve on the field and laboratory with modern instruments.

Determination of crops coefficients during field experiments.

Determination of the reference evapotranspiration using different methods.

Determination of Water Use Efficiency of various crops (row crops, energy crops, medicinal plants) using different irrigation methods and different irrigation doses.

Research Projects

Heraclitus II "Application of treated municipal solid waste at agriculture. Effects on irrigation, at plant development and the environment. EU, Greek Ministry of Education.

"Determination and mapping of the total water needs of Magnesia Region". Region of Magnesia.

PENED "Maximization of the energy outcome of the sorghum crop with smart irrigation control". EU, GSRT.

PENED "Utilization of municipal wastewater for subsurface drip irrigation of urban green space using predictive techniques logic switching" GSRT.

PYTHAGORAS II "Reuse of treated municipal wastewater for the irrigation of plants with automatic systems of new technology". EU.

"Reuse of wastewater for the irrigation of energy plants". DEYAMV.

Heraclitus I "Water saving by the application of innovative irrigation systems and effects on the crop development" EU.

"Irrigation of grass with wastewater". University of Thessaly.

"Water needs of crops in Thessaly". University of Thessaly.

Research on the improvement of the incoming leaching water at Stefanovikio bank through its action as an ecosystem. University of Thessaly.

"Sensitivity analysis of hydrological parameters. Application to the Greek part of the catchment area of Strimonas River". University of Thessaly.

IRMA – «Efficient Irrigation Management Tools for Agricultural Cultivations and Urban Landscapes» European Territorial Cooperation Programmes (ETCP), GREECE–ITALY 2007–2013.

Basic knowledge in Geographical Information Systems.

Laboratory Infrastructure

Time Domain Reflectometry, theta probes.

Soil hysteresis determination equipment.

Richards pressure plate for the measurement of soils field capacity and permanent wilting point.

Pressure transducers and pressure meters.

Column for control of the water movement in the soil.

Electric conductivity, pH, D.O. meters.

B.O.D. equipment.

Laboratory lysimeter.

High Pressure Liquid Chromatography equipment.

Daphnia Magna incubator.

Color photometer.

Simulation Software and GIS (MIKE SHE, MIKE 11, Modflow, Hydrus).

Irrigation systems (surface and subsurface, sprinkler).

Irrigation controllers.

Automated irrigation systems.

Meteorological station with telemetry.

Class A evaporation pan.

Class A automated evaporation pan with telemetry.

Data loggers with telemetry.

Leaf Area Index meter.

Infiltration meters.

Guelph infiltration meters.

Soil moisture measurement equipment (TDR, capacitance, Theta).

Irrigation systems equipment (pumps, water tanks, pressure meters).

Flow meters.

Depth meters.

Oven for sample drying.

Soil samplers.

Soil bulk density and saturation determination equipment.

Accurate scales.

Mechanical sieve and series of sieves with various calibers, for the determination of the soil mechanical composition.

Equipment for the determination of the soil granular structure.

Personal Computers.

Research Results / Products

Numerous publications in refereed international and national journals and conferences.

Dissemination of research results in day workshops.

Water and energy saving by the reuse of treated municipal wastewater for irrigation of various crops (turf, ornamentals, energy and row crops).

Water and energy saving by the reuse of treated municipal solid waste to energy crops.

Water saving by the application of deficit irrigation in various crops (turf, ornamentals, energy and row crops).

Water and energy saving with subsurface drip irrigation in different crops (turf, ornamentals, energy and row crops).

Forecasting of production models by different irrigation doses application.

Calculation and mapping of water needs of Magnesia Region.

Hydrological and hydraulic models.

Economic study of intelligent drip irrigation system in energy crop.

Optimal calculation of hydrodynamic parameters of soil by comparing cumulative water filtration models.

Prediction of the duration of irrigation and drainage under hydrodynamic parameters of the soil.

Determination of irrigation and drinking water quality with physicochemical and ecotoxicological methods.

Rational irrigation to protect the biodiversity of Lake Karla which belongs to the Natura region.

Surname Name Profession-Position Email Phone Number
+30 24210 93059
+30 24210 93061
+30 24210 93063
+30 24210 93147