CSO Approval date – 24/03/2020
Start: 2020 October 6th
Ends: 2024 October 5th
PlAgri - CA19110
Plasma applications for smart and sustainable agriculture
Is to investigate the potential of non-thermal/cold plasmas as a green alternative to conventional fertilizers in agriculture and reduce the need for pesticides.
Improving the sustainability of agriculture and, at the same time, reducing the adverse effects of agriculture on the environment requires efficient technologies that enhance productivity while maintaining food quality and safety.
The PlAgri Action aims to investigate the potential of low-temperature plasmas (cold plasmas) as a green alternative for treating seeds, plants, agricultural wastewater, growth media, manure, and study undergoing processes of plasma treatment. The Action aims to break the classical field boundaries for a new dimension in sustainable agriculture with lower chemical impact, higher yield, and sustainability.
What is a gaseous plasma?
In summary, plasma is a state of gas in which a significant portion of molecules are dissociated and ionized, containing electrons, atoms, and molecules.
What can plasma do for agriculture?
The Action aims to investigate the potential of non-thermal plasmas as a green alternative to traditional materials and technologies used in agriculture.
The inclusion of further partners from currently participating COST Countries, or other countries within or outside the COST Network, is welcome and strongly encouraged during the entire duration of the Action.