LIFE Subsed at the seminar “Fitotecnologie per la Gestione e la bonifica di siti contaminati: esempi di buone pratiche” held in Pesaro – 04 March 2019

On Monday March 4th, the National Seminar “Fitotecnologie per la Gestione e la bonifica di siti contaminati: esempi di buone pratiche” (Phytotechnology for the Management and Reclamation of Contaminated Sites: Good Practice Examples) was held at the Pesaro Provincial Council Hall.

Dr. Grazia Masciandaro, first researcher at the CRN of Pisa, together with Prof. Giancarlo Renella of the University of Florence gave the speech entitled “Fitotecnologie per il reimpiego dei sedimenti fluviali contaminati” (Fitotechnology for the reuse of contaminated river sediments).

The event represented an important opportunity to illustrate objectives, actions and expected results of the LIFE Subsed project. The discussion then focused on the landfarming process to be used as the main technology in the remediation of sediments and other environmental matrices, or as a final refinement process (as proposed in the Subsed project).

The seminar also allowed for a strengthening of relations with important stakeholders in the sector:

  • Andrea Sconocchia, REMTECH scientific committee and GdL Manager Fitoremedio RECONNET;
  • Paolo De Angelis, DIBAF – University of Tuscia;
  • Massimo Fagnano, Dia / CIRAM – University of Naples;
  • Marco Falconi, CNR-ISPRA of Rome;
  • Valeria Ancona, CNR-ISPRA of Taranto.

LIFE Subsed at Fruit Logistica in Berlin – 06-08 February 2019

Thanks to the participation of Caliplant at the international Fruit Logistica fair, which was held in Berlin from 6 to 8 January, the objectives and results of the LIFE Subsed project continue to be disseminated. The delegates of Caliplant had the opportunity to meet different stakeholders and policy makers of great importance for the success of the project and the achievement of the objectives set.

 

Photo with Miguel Ángel Del Amor Saavedra, Minister of Agriculture of the Region of Murcia

 

Photo with Mari Carmen Salinas, Chairwoman of Thader Cieza

 

Photo with Santiago Martínez Gabaldón (President) and Carmen Hernandez Ortega (Quality Control), FECOAM (Federation of Agricultural Cooperatives of Murcia)

 

Photos with the technical and commercial team of Soltir Company

Meeting with Francesco Bellino, Officer and Agronomist of the Puglia Region, at the headquarters of the Region in Bari (Italy) – 31 January 2019

Meeting with Francesco Bellino, Officer and Agronomist of the Puglia Region, at the headquarters of the Region in Bari.

During the meeting, Dr. Grazia Masciandaro presented the Subsed project, describing its objectives and expected results. In particular, the conversation covered aspects related to the use of dredged sediments in agriculture, with assessment of limits, advantages and costs. Particular attention has been paid to legislation, which unfortunately does not currently allow the use of reclaimed sediment in agriculture, but for which the LIFE Subsed project is working intensively.

LIFE Subsed at IPM ESSEN 2019 – 22-25 gennaio 2019

LIFE Subsed at IPM ESSEN 2019 – 22-25 January 2019

From January 22nd to 25th the IPM ESSEN 2019 was held, the most important international fair for the gardening sector. The participation of around 1,600 exhibitors from 50 countries and international experts makes IPM ESSEN the world’s number one platform for the exchange of information and the creation of orders in the gardening sector. From floriculturists to garden center owners, to members of the GaLa, the association of German gardeners and nurserymen, to florists: visiting Messe Essen, everyone will benefit from valuable insights, innovative products and lots of useful information for their business.

The event is a unique opportunity for the dissemination of the LIFE Subsed project, and for the presentation of the future commercial offer that will derive from it. The coordinator Flora Toscana took care to present at its stand the objectives and expected results of the European project LIFE Subsed.

 

During the fair, information material was distributed to the various stakeholders in the sector: the following is portrayed by the project manager LIFE Subsed Dr. Maria Castellani with the manager of the province of Pistoia Renato Ferretti.

 

Furthermore, during the event the networking relationship with the LIFE AgriSed project was further consolidated. In the pictures below, Dr. Castellani delivers information material to the staff of Agri Vivai, coordinator of the LIFE AgriSed project.

LIFE Subsed at the Flora Toscana end-of-year meeting in Pescia (Italy) – 21 December 2018

LIFE Subsed at the Flora Toscana end-of-year meeting held in Pescia on 21 December 2018

In the context of the End-of-Year Meeting of Flora Toscana, which was attended by the Regional Councilor for Agriculture Marco Remaschi, the Regional Councilor Marco Niccolai, the President of the Nursery District Francesco Mati and the President of the Inter-Province Nursery District of Pistoia and Lucca Marco Carmazzi, the LIFE Subsed project has been presented.

Participation in the event of various public and private authorities represented a strong point for the dissemination of the objectives and results of Subsed. Here are some photos of the event.

 

 

Life Subsed at the conference “Sfide e opportunità di ricerca in orticoltura e florovivaismo: il ruolo del CREA” held in Pontecagnano (Italy) – 13-14 December 2018

On December 13th and 14th, the conference “Challenges and research opportunities in horticulture and floriculture: the role of CREA” was held in Pontecagnano, in the province of Salerno (here the agenda and the program of the event are available).

During the meeting the objectives and expected results of the project Life Subsed were presented by Dr. Stefania Nin of the project team of the CREA of Pescia.

Here are some photos of the event.

Presentation of the Life Subsed project at the Shaanxi Fruit Industrial Group and students of the University of Miguel Hernández – 23 November 2018

Caliplant presents Life Subsed to the delegates of the Shaanxi Fruit Group

On 23 November 2018 Caliplant welcomed to its plants some delegates of the Shaanxi Fruit Industrial Group Co. Ltd., an important Chinese customer engaged in the fruit and vegetable sector. During the visit the objectives and measures envisaged in the Life Subsed project has been illustrated, collecting observations from these important stakeholders.

Presentation of the Life Subsed project to the students of the Miguel Hernández University

On the same day there was an on-field visit of UMH‘s students, during which Professor Pilar Legua and Sergio Navarrete of Caliplant illustrated them the project Life Subsed.

Here are some photos of the day.