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Alatzidis, Anastasios
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2020-06-10T12:27:55Z
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2020-06-11T00:00:45Z
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2020-06-10
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https://repository.ihu.edu.gr//xmlui/handle/11544/29541
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Medicinal plants
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Biopesticides
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Sustainable agriculture
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Intercropping
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dc.title
The contribution of Mentha, Lavandula and Thymus genera to sustainable agriculture as antibacterial, antifungal and soil ameliorative agents
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masterThesis
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4401180001
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sustainable agriculture
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Alatzidis, Anastasios
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4401180001
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en
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free
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http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0
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School of Economics, Business Administration & Legal Studies, MSc in Sustainable Agriculture and Business
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2020-04-28
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The aim of this study was to evaluate the role of Medicinal Aromatic Plants (MAPs) as a multi functional tool in sustainable agriculture, focusing on some of the most common MAPs in Greece which are considered the species from Mentha, Lavandula and Thymus genera
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This dissertation was written as part of the MSc in Sustainable Agriculture and Business at the International Hellenic University. The aim of this study was to evaluate the role of Medicinal Aromatic Plants (MAPs) as a multifunctional tool in sustainable agriculture, focusing on some of the most common MAPs in Greece which are considered the species from Mentha, Lavandula and Thymus genera. For this purpose two approaches were investigated through literature. a) The evaluation of essential oils’ (EOs) efficacy on agricultural application against bacterial and fungal plant pathogens, that cause great damages in crops and post harvested commodities. The antimicrobial properties of essential oils offer the prospect of using them as natural biodegradable pesticides with the advantage of social acceptance due to environmental friendly characteristics. Furthermore it was attempted to assess the limitations followed their application. These involve the high essential oils' volatility and their short shelf life. b) The interaction between MAPs and soil. It was investigated whether the MAPs can improve soil quality by enhancing the nutrient cycling. This involves mainly the effect of MAPs cultivation on total soil microbial biomass and soil enzymes activity. The results showed that on both approaches the MAPs can provide significant advantages to sustainable agriculture. Despite the variance of the efficacy observed, the essential oils and extracts of Mentha, Thymus, and Lavandula species were proved strong antibacterial and antifungal agents against several crops and stored products pathogens. Furthermore, their cultivation demonstrated that can improve the physical, chemical and biological properties of the soil. Thus, they have been revealed the beneficial effects of their using in intercropping systems or in the protection and exploitation process of degraded soils.
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Papatheodorou, Efimia
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Papatheodorou, Efimia
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IHU
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ihu
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infoseba@ihu.edu.gr
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