lab Plant Protection

Eirini KaranastasiLaboratory Manager: EIrini Karanastasi, Asst. TeacherGreek Flag

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Tel.: 26310 58315 – 6945556909

The “Plant Protection” laboratory is active in scientific fields concerning the enemies and diseases of plants, as well as their treatment methods.

His educational activity concerns the teaching of the subjects of Agricultural Zoology, Nematology, Entomology and Phytopathology.

It is one of the three research laboratories in Greece that specializes in nematodes worms.

Research interests

His research activity focuses on the academic subjects:

  • phytoparasitic nematodes that cause serious plant diseases (soil and plant material analyses, systematic classification, biological and integrated management, evaluation of nematicides), and

entomopathogenic nematodes that are a powerful tool in the biological management of insects (entomopathogenic nematodes – host insect interactions, entomopathogenic nematodes – phytoparasitic nematodes interactions, dispersal studies and entomological protection of urban and peri-urban greenery).

Cystogenic nematodes Globodera
Cystogenic nematodes Globodera spp. from potato crop- Tomato root infection by the nematode Meloidogyne javanica

Scientific Collaborations

The Laboratory maintains partnerships with research institutes and universities in Greece and abroad, such as:

  • University of Patras
  • Agricultural University of Athens
  • International University of Greece
  • Hellenic Mediterranean University
  • Benakeio Phytopathological Institute
  • Plant Protection Institute, Patras
  • Forestry Research Institute of Thessaloniki
  • Plant Protection Institute of Heraklion
  • James Hutton Institute, Scotland
  • IT Carlow, Department of Science & Health, Ireland
  • Washington State University, USA.

Nematode Worms
Cultivation – rearing of entomopathogenic nematodes