Irrigation/fertigation equipment

PROSODOL: Strategies to improve and protect soil quality from the disposal of olive oil mills´wastes in the mediterranean region (2009 – 2013)

Contact: Maria Doula (Benaki Phytopathological Institute), Federico Tinivella (CeRSAA)


The consumption of olives and olive oil is believed to bring health, however, the side products (wastewaters-OOMW and solid wastes-SW) from their production and treatment could be disastrous for the environment if no precautions are taken.

IRRILIFE: Environmentally efficient use of pesticides by localized irrigation systems  (2015 – 2018)

Contact: Maria Dolores Corvinos (Jap Energeticas Medioambientales S.I)


The project aim is the developing of a system for the distribution and dispensing of plant protection (pesticides and other fitorregulators) in a localised irrigation system in use in order to assess the beneficial environmental impacts that such practice would be, and compare it with the current pesticide application techniques. 

RIGA: Microirrigation plastic pipes and drips with anti-microbial and anti-roots functionalities (2014 – 2016)

Contact: Nuria Garcia (AIMPLAS), Federico Tinivella (CeRSAA)


RIGA project designed and implemented new irrigation systems based on standard polyolefin, with new functionalities such as anti-microbial and anti-roots (trifluralin free), which allow increasing their functionality up to the end of their shelf-life (up to 50% higher) and contributes to water consumption reduction, in comparison with the current systems in the market. The new developed systems are cost-competitive, safer for animals and plants and environmental friendly.