The Laboratory of Agricultural Constructions & Environmental Control (LACEC) of the Department of Agriculture Crop Production and Rural Environment of the University of Thessaly (UTH) is active in the field of Agricultural Constructions with special emphasis in greenhouses. The research of LACEC is focused on the environmental friendly production by means of optimal greenhouse climate control that leads to reduction of inputs in energy, water, nutrients, fertilisers, pesticides and production footprint. LACEC is active in specific issues related to: sustainable farming practices, smart farming, rational use of water and fertilisers in crop production systems, good agricultural practices, ICT, sensors, in-door production systems (constructions, microclimate), rational inputs use (use of renewable energy, and water, soil, and land resources prevention), and environmental footprint assessment and optimization of agricultural production systems. Due to its geographical location (South-Europe) and the low level of technological adoption from the farmers, LACEC team has adjust many services and products to fit with these special groups.
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