Start of cultivation trials in Italy

After obtaining the necessary authorizations to start the cultivation tests on the Italian sites (Tuscany Region adoptions n.4592 and 4593 of 27/03/2020 and n.4837 of 1/04/2020), the beneficiaries moved on to the preparation of the experimental sites and (obtained the permission of the Tuscany Region) on the start of the experimental activity.
The phytoremediated sediment has been delivered to the Italian sites and has been used for the preparation of the cultivation pots according to the experimental schemes defined. Currently seedlings of laurel, blueberry, wild strawberry, olive and protea have been potted. Concerning basil and calla, sowing and planting are foreseen in the coming months.

In parallel with the cultivation activities, monitoring activities have started by taking and analysing samples obtained from each cultivar.

LIFE Subsed at the event organized for the Fascination of Plants Day in Pescia – 30 May 2019

The Fascination of Plants Day is the international day dedicated to the fascination of plants. Different events take place in different cities: in Pescia CREA organised an event dedicated to students of scientific and technological high schools and agricultural technical institutes, who took part in guided visits to the greenhouses and laboratories of the CREA headquarters in Pescia. During the event, the CREA team illustrated objectives and expected results of the LIFE Subsed project and distributed the dissemination material to the participating students.

LIFE Subsed at the Naturalitas exhibition at the Technical Agronomical Institute “D. Anzillotti” of Pescia (Italy) – 13-14 April 2019

Naturalitas is an important annual event that takes place at the Agronomical Institute of Pescia. The CREA team participated in this event by setting up a stand dedicated to the LIFE SUBSED project. The event is open to both researchers and students and to the general public, and it represented a precious opportunity to illustrate the objectives and actions of the SUBSED project and to distribute the information material produced by the beneficiaries.