Laboratory of Agronomy

General Info Agronomy

Director: Professor Dr., Dr. H. C. Dimitrios J. Bilalis

The Laboratory of Agronomy was among the first Laboratories founded in the Agricultural College of Athens (Royal Decree of 21 November 1920).

The objectives of the Laboratory of Agronomy are teaching and research on field crops, namely: the study of all factors affecting crop production (aerial environment, soil, plant genotype) and the development of the appropriate techniques for achieving high yields and better quality of the products. In addition, the detailed study of the biology and cultivation on specific field crops (cereals, legumes, industrial, aromatic and medicinal, and energy crops). The biology and control of weeds. The principles and technology of organic agriculture.

Directors of the Laboratory:

  • Professor Stavros L. Papandreou (1921 - 1954)
  • Professor Dimitrios Talellis (1957 - 1974)
  • Professor Alexandros Fardis (1974 - 1981)
  • Professor Andreas J. Karamanos (1981 - 2004, 2008 - 2013)
  • Professor Nikolaos Sidiras (2004 - 2005)
  • Professor Panagiotis Efthimiadis (2005 - 2008)
  • Professor Penelope Bebeli (2015 - 2018)
  • Professor Dimitrios J. Bilalis (2018 -  )
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Course name Credits Undergrad/Postgrad Compulsory/Elective
Introduction to Agronomy 3 Undergrad Compulsory
Weed Management - Innovative approaches Postgrad Elective
Energy crops Postgrad Elective
Field Crop Physiology Postgrad Elective
Postgrad Elective
Propagation of Field Crops Postgrad Elective
General Principles of Crop Production 5 Undergrad Compulsory
Field Crops I 5 Undergrad Compulsory
Weed Science 5 Undergrad Elective
Field Crops II 5 Undergrad Compulsory
Organic Agriculture 5 Undergrad Elective
Seed Production and Technology of Field Crops 5 Undergrad Compulsory
Field Crops III (Legumes) 5 Undergrad Compulsory
Special Topics on Soil Cultivation 5 Undergrad Elective
Field Crops IV (Aromatic, Medicinal, Oil & Fiber crops) 5 Undergrad Elective
Management of Grasslands and Pastures 5 Undergrad Elective

Research Agronomy laboratory

Research Interests

  • Crop responses to environmental stresses (cold, drought and salinity)
  • Multi-environment evaluation of field crops
  • Management practices for improving fertility status of soils
  • Tillage systems
  • Organic Agriculture
  • Climate change and Agriculture
  • New crops
  • Seed physiology and technology
  • Weed Biology and Management


Research Projects of Agronomy laboratory

Indicative Projects

  • Study on cover crops and biostimulants [2016-2017] (P. Papastylianou)
  • Evaluation of fertilizers AVAIL P & NUTRISPHERE N on maize crop, funded by Teofert [2016] (D. Bilalis)
  • Study on the evaluation of Lolium spp. biotypes regarding their herbicide-resistance [2016-2018] (I. Travlos)
  • Herbicide assessment for Cirsium arvense and other broadleaf weeds in winter cereals. Funded by ADAMA Agan Ltd.[2016–2017] (G. Economou)
  • Climate Change Risk Assessment of Cyprus. CYPRUS GOVERNMENT - Ministry of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environment and Department of Environment (EU) [Contract No 22/2014] [2016] (G. Economou)
  • Monitoring of O. cumana races and other key weeds in sunflower fields of North-East Greece. Funded by BASF Hellas. [2015] (G. Economou)
  • Medicinal and Aromatic Plants. From the tradition to the innovation. In the frame of the project “Innovation and Entrepreneurship – Exploitation of research in the Agricultural University of Athens”. Co financing from EU, NSRF , Municipality of Athens and Athens Development and destination Management Agency [2014-2015] (G. Economou)
  • FP7-Eurolegumes “Enhancing of legumes growing in Europe through sustainable cropping for protein supply for food and feed”, funded by EU[2014-2017] (D.Bilalis & I. Travlos)
  • Record of Percival Collection of Laboratory of Agronomy – AUA. Action of the Program “Organization and development of digital database in Agricultural University of Athens) EU - ESPA [2013-2016] (G. Economou)
  • Sustainable management of Ambrosia artemisiifolia in Europe (SMARTER). COST ACTION FA1203-SMARTER-EU Co Representative in Greek management committee G. Economou [2012-2016] (G. Economou)
  • Establishment of Impact Assessment Procedure as a tool for the sustainability of agro-ecosystem: the case of Mediterranean olives’. Πρόγραμμα LIFE+ (EU) LIFE 09 ENV/GR/000302: Sage10. Coordination: Benaki Phytopathological Institute. Action: Assessment of weed populations in Greek olive trees in terms of the farming practices. Scientific responsible in AUA, G. Economou [2012-2014] (G. Economou)
  • Study on the performance of local landrace of Vigna unguiculata ssp. sesquipedalis [2016] (D. Bilalis)
  • Integrated management of vegetation at archaeological sites to protect monuments and enhance the historical landscape (THALIS), supported by EU and Ministry of Education, Lifelong Learning and Religious Affairs [2011-2015] (G. Economou)
  • Climate change impacts on arable crop production (HERAKLITOS), supported by EU and Ministry of Education, Lifelong Learning and Religious Affairs [2010-2013]. (G. Economou)
  • StudyontheevaluationofPhytogelfor sustainable water use, funded by BASF Hellas [2014-2015] (I. Travlos & P. Papastylianou)
  • Spatial distribution, assessment and use of aromatic/ medicinal plants in the islands of East Aegean Ikaria and Fournoi. (Development Plan "Thisseas"). The project was financed by the Central Union of Municipalities and Communities of Greece under the 3rd EU Framework Programme [2008-2010] (G. Economou)
  • Study on efficacy and selectivity of the herbicides aminopyralid, florasulam, halauxifen-methyl, fluroxypyrmeptyland their mixtures in perennial crops, funded by Dow Agroscience SA [2014-2015] (I. Travlos)
  • Deficit irrigation for Mediterranean agricultural systems (DIMAS), INCO-CT-2004-509087, supported by EU [2005-2008] (G. Economou)
  • Selectivity assessment of herbicides florasulam, halauxifen-methyl+florasulamand 2,4-D+florasulam+aminopyralidin winter cereals, funded by Dow Agroscience SA [2015-2016] (I. Travlos)
  • Evaluation of local landraces of faba bean, funded by Kapetan Vasilis foundation [2015] (D. Bilalis)
  • Evaluation of micro and macro barley trials of Athenian Brewery SA (Funded by Athenian Brewery SA) [ 2011 - ….] (G. Economou)
  • Efficacy of herbicide GF-2581 against broadleaved weeds, funded by Dow Agroscience SA [2012-2013] (I. Travlos)
  • Assessment of wheat landraces with tolerance in drought stress (PYTHAGORAS) supported by EU and Ministry of Education, Lifelong Learning and Religious Affairs  [2004-2007] (G.Economou)
  • Study of Greek  native flora for medicinal, aromatic use (PYTHAGORAS) supported by  EU and Ministry of Education, Lifelong Learning and Religious Affairs), [2004-2007] (G. Economou)
  • Green technology for the development of high valued cosmetic and medicinal products based on Greek flora, funded by GSRT [2013-2015] (D. Bilalis & P. Papastylianou)



Publications of Laboratory of Agronomy

Publications in International Journals


Bilalis, D., Kanatas, P., Patsiali, S., Konstantas, A., Akoumianakis, K. (2009). Comparison between conventional and organic floating systems for lettuce and tomato (Lactuca sativa and Lycopersicon esculentum) seedling production. Journal of Food, Agriculture and Environment 7(2): 623-628.

Bilalis, D., Karkanis, A., Efthimiadou, A. (2009). Effects of two legume crops, for organic green manure, on weed flora, under Mediterranean conditions: Competitive ability of five winter season weed species. African Journal of Agricultural Research 4(12): 1431-1441.

Bilalis, D., Karkanis, A., Efthimiadou, A., Konstantas, A., Triantafyllidis, V. (2009). Effects of irrigation system and green manure on yield and nicotine content of Virginia (flue-cured) Organic tobacco (Nicotiana tabacum), under Mediterranean conditions. Industrial Crops and Products 29(2-3): 388-394.

Bilalis, D., Sidiras, N., Vavoulidou, E., Konstantas, A. (2009). Earthworm populations as affected by crop practices on clay loam soil in a Mediterranean climate. Acta Agriculturae Scandinavica Section B: Soil and Plant Science 59(5): 440-446.

Bilalis, D., Stathis, I., Konstantas, A., Patsiali, S. (2009). Comparison between HACCP and ISO 22000 in Greek organic food sector. Journal of Food, Agriculture and Environment 7(2): 237-242.

Efthimiadou, A., Bilalis, D., Karkanis, A., Froud-Williams, B., Eleftherochorinos, I. (2009). Effects of cultural system (Organic and Conventional) on growth, photosynthesis and yield components of sweet corn (Zea mays L.) under semi-arid environment. Notulae Botanicae Horti Agrobotanici Cluj-Napoca 37(2): 104-111.

Efthimiadou, A.P., Karkanis, A.C., Bilalis, D.J., Efthimiadis, P. (2009). Review: The phenomenon of crop-weed competition; a problem or a key for sustainable weed management? Journal of Food, Agriculture and Environment 7(2): 861-868.

Karamanos, A.J., Papastylianou, P.T., Stavrou, J., Avgoulas, C. (2009). Effects of water shortage and air temperature on seed yield and seed performance of lucerne (Medicago sativa L.) in a Mediterranean environment. Journal of Agronomy and Crop Science 195(6): 408-419.

Travlos, I.S. (2009). Seed germination of several invasive species potentially useful for biomass production or revegetation purposes under semiarid conditions. Acta Biologica Cracoviensia Series Botanica 51(1): 35-37.

Travlos, I.S., Economou, G., Kotoulas, V.E., Kanatas, P.J., Kontogeorgos, A.N., Karamanos, A.I. (2009). Potential effects of diurnally alternating temperatures and solarization on purple nutsedge (Cyperus rotundus) tuber sprouting. Journal of Arid Environments 73(1): 22-25.


Bilalis, D.J., Karamanos, A.J. (2010). Organic maize growth and mycorrhizal root colonization response to tillage and organic fertilization. Journal of Sustainable Agriculture 34(8): 836-849.

Bilalis, D.J., Karkanis, A., Papastylianou, P., Patsiali, S., Athanasopoulou, M., Barla, G., Kakabouki, I. (2010). Response of organic linseed (Linum usitatissimum L.) to the combination of tillage systems, (minimum, conventional and no-tillage) and fertilization practices: Seed and oil yield production. Australian Journal of Crop Science 4(9): 700-705.

Bilalis, D., Karkanis, A., Triantafyllidis, V., Ladavos, A., Bizos, D., Patsiali, S., Papatheohari, Y. (2010). Effects of organic and inorganic fertilization on growth, yield and nicotine content of flue-cured and oriental tobacco (Nicotiana tabacum L.) seedlings grown in organic and conventional float system. Journal of Food, Agriculture and Environment 8(2): 585-589.

Bilalis, D., Papastylianou, P., Konstantas, A., Patsiali, S., Karkanis, A., Efthimiadou, A. (2010). Weed-suppressive effects of maize-legume intercropping in organic farming. International Journal of Pest Management 56(2): 173-181.

Bilalis, D., Patsiali, S., Karkanis, A., Konstantas, A., Makris, M., Efthimiadou, A. (2010). Effects of cultural system (organic and conventional) on growth and fiber quality of two cotton (Gossypium hirsutum L.) varieties. Renewable Agriculture and Food Systems 25(3): 228-235.

Efthimiadou, A., Bilalis, D., Karkanis, A., Froud-Williams, B. (2010). Combined organic/inorganic fertilization enhance soil quality and increased yield, photosynthesis and sustainability of sweet maize crop. Australian Journal of Crop Science 4(9): 722-729.

Kalivas, D.P., Economou, G., Vlachos, C.E. (2010). Using geographic information systems to map the prevalent weeds at an early stage of the cotton crop in relation to abiotic factors. Phytoparasitica 38(3): 299-312.

Karkanis, A., Bilalis, D.J., Efthimiadou, A., Efthimiadis, P. (2010). Effects of cultural practices on weed flora in virginia (flue-cured) organic tobacco (Nicotiana tabacum L.): Green manure and irrigation systems. Turkish Journal of Agriculture and Forestry 34(6): 487-496.

Travlos, I.S., Chachalis, D. (2010). Glyphosate-resistant hairy fleabane (Conyza bonariensis) is reported in Greece. Weed Technology 24(4): 569-573.

Travlos, I.S., Giannopolitis, C.N. (2010). Assessment of distribution and diversity of Avena sterilis L. and Avena fatua L. in cereal crops of Greece based on a 3-year survey and selected morphological traits. Genetic Resources and Crop Evolution 57(3): 337-341.

Vavoulidou, E., Dellaporta, L., Bilalis, D.J. (2010). Collagen distribution in the tissue of the earthworm Octodrilus complanatus: (Oligochaeta: Lumbricidae). Zoology in the Middle East 51: 175-180.


Bilalis, D., Karkanis, A., Konstantas, A., Patsiali, S., Triantafyllidis, V. (2011). Arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi: A blessing or a curse for weed management in organic olive crops? Australian Journal of Crop Science 5(7): 858-864.

Bilalis, D., Karkanis, A., Patsiali, S., Agriogianni, M., Konstantas, A., Triantafyllidis, V. (2011). Performance of wheat varieties (Triticum aestivum L.) under conservation tillage practices in organic agriculture. Notulae Botanicae Horti Agrobotanici Cluj-Napoca 39(2): 28-33.

Bresta, P., Nikolopoulos, D., Economou, G., Vahamidis, P., Lyra, D., Karamanos, A., Karabourniotis, G. (2011). Modification of water entry (xylem vessels) and water exit (stomata) orchestrates long term drought acclimation of wheat leaves. Plant and Soil 347(1): 179-193.

Economou, G., Panagopoulos, G., Tarantilis, P., Kalivas, D., Kotoulas, V., Travlos, I.S., Polysiou, M., Karamanos, A. (2011). Variability in essential oil content and composition of Origanum hirtum L., Origanum onites L., Coridothymus capitatus (L.) and Satureja thymbra L. populations from the Greek island Ikaria. Industrial Crops and Products 33(1): 236-241.

Gikas, E., Bazoti, F.N., Papadopoulos, N., Alesta, A., Economou, G., Tsarbopoulos, A. (2011). Quantitation of the flavonols quercetin and kaempferol in the leaves of Trigonella foenum-graecum by high-performance liquid chromatography - diode array detection. Analytical Letters 44(8): 1463-1472.

Karkanis, A., Bilalis, D., Efthimiadou, A. (2011). Architectural plasticity, photosynthesis and growth responses of velvetleaf (Abutilon theophrasti Medicus) plants to water stress in a semi-arid environment. Australian Journal of Crop Science 5(4): 369-374.

Karkanis, A., Bilalis, D., Efthimiadou, A. (2011). Cultivation of milk thistle (Silybum marianum (L.) Gaertn.), a medicinal weed. Industrial Crops and Products 34(1): 825-830.

Leneti, E., Triantafyllidis, V., Bilalis, D., Yfanti, P., Hela, D., Manos, G. (2011). Crop parameters of oilseed rape varieties for biofuel production under meditteranean conditions. Journal of Environmental Protection and Ecology 12(2): 629-635.

Mitsis, T., Efthimiadou, A., Bilalis, D.J., Danalatos, N.G., Efthimiadis, P., Konstantas, A. (2011). Maximizing oilseed rape's yield by glyphosate under Mediterranean conditions. Industrial Crops and Products 33(2): 544-548.

Papastylianou, P.T., Bilalis, D. (2011). Flowering in sulla (Hedysarum coronarium L. cv. Carmen) and Persian clover (Trifolium resupinatum L. cv. Laser) as affected by sowing date in a Mediterranean environment. Australian Journal of Crop Science 5(10): 1298-1304.

Travlos, I.S., Economou, G., Kanatas, P.J. (2011). Corn and barnyardgrass competition as influenced by relative time of weed emergence and corn hybrid. Agronomy Journal 103(1): 1-6.

Travlos, I.S., Giannopolitis, C.N., Economou, G. (2011). Diclofop resistance in sterile wild oat (Avena sterilis L.) in wheat fields in Greece and its management by other post-emergence herbicides. Crop Protection 30(11): 1449-1454.


Bilalis, D., Kakabouki, I., Karkanis, A., Travlos, I., Triantafyllidis, V., Hela, D. (2012). Seed and saponin production of organic quinoa (Chenopodium quinoa Willd.) for different tillage and fertilization. Notulae Botanicae Horti Agrobotanici Cluj-Napoca 40(1): 42-46.

Bilalis, D., Karkanis, A., Pantelia, A., Patsiali, S., Konstantas, A., Efthimiadou, A. (2012).  Weed populations are affected by tillage systems and fertilization practices in organic flax (Linum usitatissimum L.) crop. Australian Journal of Crop Science 6(1): 157-163.

Bilalis, D., Karkanis, A., Sidiras, N., Travlos, I., Efthimiadou, A., Thomopoulos, P., Kakabouki, I. (2012). Maize and legumes root growth and yield as influenced by organic fertilization, under Mediterranean environmental conditions. Romanian Agricultural Research (29): 211-217.

Bilalis, D., Katsenios, N., Efthimiadou, A., Efthimiadis, P., Karkanis, A. (2012). Pulsed electromagnetic fields effect in oregano rooting and vegetative propagation: A potential new organic method. Acta Agriculturae Scandinavica Section B: Soil and Plant Science 62(1): 94-99.

Bilalis, D.J., Katsenios, N., Efthimiadou, A., Karkanis, A. (2012). Pulsed electromagnetic field: An organic compatible method to promote plant growth and yield in two corn types. Electromagnetic Biology and Medicine 31(4): 333-343.

Bilalis, D.J., Katsenios, N., Efthimiadou, A., Karkanis, A., Efthimiadis, P. (2012). Investigation of pulsed electromagnetic field as a novel organic pre-sowing method on germination and initial growth stages of cotton. Electromagnetic Biology and Medicine 31(2): 143-150.

Bilalis, D.J., Travlos, I.S., Karkanis, A., Gournaki, M., Katsenios, G., Hela, D., Kakabouki, I. (2012).  Evaluation of the allelopathic potential of quinoa (Chenopodium quinoa Willd.) Romanian Agricultural Research (30): 359-364.

Bilalis, D., Triantafyllidis, V., Karkanis, A., Efthimiadou, A., Kakabouki, I. (2012). Effect of tillage system and rimsulfuron application on weed flora, arbuscular mycorrhizal (AM) root colonization and yield of maize (Zea mays L.). Notulae Botanicae Horti Agrobotanici Cluj-Napoca 40(2): 73-79.

Efthimiadou, A., Froud-Williams, R.J., Eleftherohorinos, I., Karkanis, A., Bilalis, D.J. (2012). Effects of organic and inorganic amendments on weed management in sweet maize. International Journal of Plant Production 6(3): 291-307.

Efthimiadou, A., Karkanis, A., Bilalis, D., Katsenios, N. (2012). Cultivation of cow cockle (Vaccaria hispanica (Mill.) Rauschert): An industrial-medicinal weed. Industrial Crops and Products 40(1): 307-311.

Kalivas, D.P., Vlachos, C.E., Economou, G., Dimou, P. (2012). Regional mapping of perennial weeds in cotton with the use of geostatistics. Weed Science 60(2): 233-243.

Karamanos, A.J., Travlos, I.S. (2012). The water relations and some drought tolerance mechanisms of the Marama bean. Agronomy Journal 104(1): 65-72.

Karkanis, A., Bilalis, D., Efthimiadou, A., Katsenios, N. (2012). Comparison between conventional and organic weed management: Growth and yield of leek (Allium porrum L.). Horticultural Science 39(2): 81-88.

Karkanis, A., Bilalis, D., Efthimiadou, A., Katsenios, N. (2012).Effects of field bindweed (Convolvulus arvensis L.) and powdery mildew [Leveillula táurica (Lev.) Arn.] on pepper growth and yield - Short communication.  Horticultural Science 39(3): 135-138.

Karkanis, A., Bilalis, D., Efthimiadou, A., Katsenios, N. (2012). The critical period for weed competition in parsley (Petroselinum crispum (Mill.) Nyman ex A.W. Hill) in Mediterranean areas. Crop Protection 42: 268-272.

Papastylianou, P.T., Karamanos, A.J. (2012). Effect of osmopriming treatments with mannitol on cottonseed germination performance under suboptimal conditions. Seed Science and Technology 40(2): 248-258.

Sharma, I., Travlos, I.S. (2012). Phosphate supply as a promoter of tolerance to arsenic in pearl millet. International Journal of Plant Production 6(4): 443-456.

Travlos, I. (2012). Evaluation of herbicide-resistance status on populations of littleseed canarygrass (Phalaris minor Retz.) from southern Greece and suggestions for their effective control. Journal of Plant Protection Research 52(3): 308-313.

Travlos, I.S. (2012). Invasiveness of cut-leaf ground-cherry (Physalis angulata L.) populations and impact of soil water and nutrient availability. Chilean Journal of Agricultural Research 72(3): 358-363.

Travlos, I.S. (2012). Reduced herbicide rates for an effective weed control in competitive wheat cultivars. International Journal of Plant Production 6(1):. 1-13.

Travlos, I.S., Kanatas, P.J., Economou, G., Kotoulas, V.E., Chachalis, D., Tsioros, S. (2012). Evaluation of velvetleaf interference with maize hybrids as influenced by relative time of emergence. Experimental Agriculture 48(1): 127-137.

Travlos, I.S., Karamanos, A.J., Economou, G., Papastavrou, A. (2012). Screening of Greek wheat landraces for their yield responses under arid conditions. International Journal of Plant Production 6(2): 225-238.

Triantafyllidis, V., Hela, D., Papadaki, M., Bilalis, D., Konstantinou, I. (2012). Evaluation of mobility and dissipation of mefenoxam and pendimethalin by application of CSTR model and field experiments using bare and tobacco tilled soil columns. Water, Air, and Soil Pollution 223(4): 1625-1637.


Bilalis, D., Kamariari, P., Karkanis, A., Efthimiadou, A., Zorpas, A., Kakabouki, I. (2013). Energy inputs, output and productivity in organic and conventional maize and tomato production, under Mediterranean conditions. Notulae Botanicae Horti Agrobotanici Cluj-Napoca 41(1): 190-194.

Bilalis, D.J., Katsenios, N., Efthimiadou, A., Karkanis, A., Khah, E.M., Mitsis, T. (2013). Magnetic field pre-sowing treatment as an organic friendly technique to promote plant growth and chemical elements accumulation in early stages of cotton. Australian Journal of Crop Science 7(1): 46-50. 

Bilalis, D., Tzortzi, I., Vavoulidou, E., Karkanis, A., Emmanouel, N., Efthimiadou, A., Katsenios, N., Patsiali, S., Dellaporta, L. (2013). Effects of aluminum and moisture levels on aluminum bioaccumulation and protein content in the earthworm Octodrilus complanatus. Journal of Soil Science and Plant Nutrition 13(4): 845-854.

Travlos, I.S. (2013). Competition between ACCase-inhibitor resistant and susceptible sterile wild oat (Avena sterilis) biotypes. Weed Science 61(1): 26-31.

Travlos, I.S. (2013). Responses of invasive silverleaf nightshade (Solanum elaeagnifolium) populations to varying soil water availability. Phytoparasitica 41(1): 41-48.

Travlos, I.S., Chachalis, D. (2013). Assessment of glyphosate-resistant horseweed (Conyza canadensis L. Cronq.) and fleabane (Conyza albida Willd. ex Spreng) populations from perennial crops in Greece. International Journal of Plant Production 7(4): 665-676.

Travlos, I.S., Chachalis, D. (2013). Relative competitiveness of glyphosate-resistant and glyphosate-susceptible populations of hairy fleabane, Conyza bonariensis. Journal of Pest Science 86(2): 345-351.

Vitoratos, A., Bilalis, D., Karkanis, A., Efthimiadou, A. (2013). Antifungal activity of plant essential oils against Botrytis cinerea, Penicillium italicum and Penicillium digitatum. Notulae Botanicae Horti Agrobotanici Cluj-Napoca 41(1): 86-92.


Bilalis, D., Karkanis, A., Savvas, D., Kontopoulou, C.-K., Efthimiadou, A. (2014). Effects of fertilization and salinity on weed flora in common bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) grown following organic or conventional cultural practices. Australian Journal of Crop Science 8(2): 178-182.

Economou, G., Panagopoulos, G., Karamanos, A., Tarantilis, P., Kalivas, D., Kotoulas, V. (2014). An assessment of the behavior of carvacrol - rich wild Lamiaceae species from the eastern Aegean under cultivation in two different environments. Industrial Crops and Products 54: 62-69.

Efthimiadou, A., Katsenios, N., Karkanis, A., Papastylianou, P., Triantafyllidis, V., Travlos, I., Bilalis, D.J. (2014). Effects of presowing pulsed electromagnetic treatment of tomato seed on growth, yield, and lycopene content. Scientific World Journal 2014: 369745.

Kakabouki, I., Bilalis, D., Karkanis, A., Zervas, G., Tsiplakou, E., Hela, D. (2014). Effects of fertilization and tillage system on growth and crude protein content of quinoa (Chenopodium quinoa Willd.): An alternative forage crop. Emirates Journal of Food and Agriculture 26(1): 18-24.

Papastylianou, P.T., Argyrokastritis, I.G. (2014). Effect of limited drip irrigation regime on yield, yield components, and fiber quality of cotton under Mediterranean conditions. Agricultural Water Management 142: 127-134.

Patsiali, S., Papastylianou, P., Travlos, I.S., Bilalis, D.J. (2014). Organic cropping system effects on fiber quality of three cotton cultivars in Greece. Agronomy Journal 106(4): 1365-1370.

Travlos, I.S., Kanatas, P.J., Tsioros, S., Papastylianou, P., Papatheohari, Y., Bilalis, D. (2014). Green manure and pendimethalin impact on oriental sun-cured tobacco. Agronomy Journal 106(4): 1225-1230.

Travlos, I.S., Lysandrou, M., Apostolidis, V. (2014). Efficacy of the herbicide GF-2581 (penoxsulam + florasulam) against broadleaf weeds in olives. Plant, Soil and Environment 60(12): 574-579.

Tsiplakou, E., Economou, G., Hadjigeorgiou, I., Kominakis, A., Zervas, G. (2014). Plant species mixtures for forage production for ruminant feeding under mediterranean conditions. Experimental Agriculture 50(3): 426-437.

Vahamidis, P., Karamanos, A., Economou, G., Fasseas, C. (2014). A new scale for the assessment of wheat spike morphogenesis. Annals of Applied Biology 164(2): 220-231.


Akoumianaki-Ioannidou, A., Rasouli, M., Podaropoulou, L., Karapanos, I., Bilalis, D. (2015). Effects of cultivation system and fertilization on seedling production of Ocimum basilicum L. and Mentha spicata L. Notulae Botanicae Horti Agrobotanici Cluj-Napoca 43(1): 131-137.

Bilalis, D.J., Patsiali, S., Kakabouki, I., Travlos, I.S., Karkanis, A. (2015). Effects of cropping system (organic and conventional) on the fiber quality index, spinning consistency index and multiplicative analytic hierarchy process of cotton (Gossypium hirsutum L.). Notulae Botanicae Horti Agrobotanici Cluj-Napoca 43(2): 388-391.

Bilalis, D.J., Travlos, I.S., Portugal, J., Tsioros, S., Papastylianou, P., Papatheohari, Y., Avgoulas, C., Tabaxi, I., Alexopoulou, E., Kanatas, P.J. (2015). Narrow row spacing increased yield and decreased nicotine content in sun-cured tobacco (Nicotiana tabacum L.). Industrial Crops and Products 75: 212-217.

Kakabouki, I., Karkanis, A., Travlos, I.S., Hela, D., Papastylianou, P., Wu, H., Chachalis, D., Sestras, R., Bilalis, D. (2015). Weed flora and seed yield in quinoa crop (Chenopodium quinoa Willd.) as affected by tillage systems and fertilization practices. International Journal of Pest Management 61(3): 228-234.

Kontopoulou, C.-K., Bilalis, D., Pappa, V.A., Rees, R.M., Savvas, D. (2015). Effects of organic farming practices and salinity on yield and greenhouse gas emissions from a common bean crop. Scientia Horticulturae 183: 48-57.

Tani, E., Chachalis, D., Travlos, I.S. (2015). A Glyphosate Resistance Mechanism in Conyza canadensis Involves Synchronization of EPSPS and ABC-transporter Genes. Plant Molecular Biology Reporter 33(6): 1721-1730.

Vitoratos, A., Chachalis, D., Travlos, I.S., Bilalis, D.J., Ziogas, B.N. (2015). The effects of the fungicide captafol on mitosis of Aspergillus nidulans through light and electron microscopic investigations. Emirates Journal of Food and Agriculture 27(12): 878-882.

Voloudakis, D., Karamanos, A., Economou, G., Kalivas, D., Vahamidis, P., Kotoulas, V., Kapsomenakis, J., Zerefos, C. (2015). Prediction of climate change impacts on cotton yields in Greece under eight climatic models using the AquaCrop crop simulation model and discriminant function analysis. Agricultural Water Management 147: 116-128.


Bilalis, D., Tabaxi, I., Zervas, G., Tsiplakou, E., Travlos, I.S., Kakabouki, I., Tsioros, S. (2016). Chia (Salvia hispanica) Fodder Yield and Quality as Affected by Sowing Rates and Organic Fertilization. Communications in Soil Science and Plant Analysis 47(15): 1764-1770.

Fernández-Moreno, P.T., Alcantara-De La Cruz, R., Cruz-Hipólito, H.E., Rojano-Delgado, A.M., Travlos, I., De Prado, R. (2016).  Non-target site tolerance mechanisms describe tolerance to glyphosate in Avena sterilis.  Frontiers in Plant Science 7(AUG2016): 1220.

Georgakopoulos, P., Travlos, I.S., Kakabouki, I., Kontopoulou, C.-K., Pantelia, A., Bilalis, D.J. (2016). Climate Change and Chances for the Cultivation of New Crops. Notulae Botanicae Horti Agrobotanici Cluj-Napoca 44(2): 347-353.

Karkanis, A., Ntatsi, G., Kontopoulou, C.-G., Pristeri, A., Bilalis, D., Savvas, D. (2016). Field Pea in European Cropping Systems: Adaptability, Biological Nitrogen Fixation and Cultivation Practices. Notulae Botanicae Horti Agrobotanici Cluj-Napoca 44(2): 325-336.

Katsenios, N., Bilalis, D., Efthimiadou, A., Aivalakis, G., Nikolopoulou, A.-E., Karkanis, A., Travlos, I. (2016). Role of pulsed electromagnetic field on enzyme activity, germination, plant growth and yield of durum wheat. Biocatalysis and Agricultural Biotechnology 6: 152-158.

Lyra, D., Kalivas, D., Economou, G. (2016). A large-scale analysis of soil and bioclimatic factors affecting the infestation level of tobacco (Nicotiana tabacum L.) by Phelipanche species. Crop Protection 83: 27-36.

Papatheohari, Y., Travlos, I.S., Papastylianou, P., Argyrokastritis, I.G., Bilalis, D.J. (2016). Growth and yield of three sunflower hybrids cultivated for two years under Mediterranean conditions. Emirates Journal of Food and Agriculture 28(2): 136-142.

Tani, E., Chachalis, D., Travlos, I.S., Bilalis, D. (2016). Environmental conditions influence induction of key ABC-Transporter genes affecting glyphosate resistance mechanism in Conyza canadensis. International Journal of Molecular Sciences 17(4): 342.


Bilalis, D., Roussis, I., Fuentes, F., Kakabouki, I., Travlos, I. (2017). Organic agriculture and innovative crops under Mediterranean conditions. Notulae Botanicae Horti Agrobotanici Cluj-Napoca 45(2): 323-331.

Fernández-Moreno, P.T., Travlos, I., Brants, I., De Prado, R. (2017). Different levels of glyphosate-resistant Lolium rigidum L. among major crops in southern Spain and France. Scientific Reports 7(1): 13116.

Kanellou, E., Economou, G., Papafotiou, M., Ntoulas, N., Lyra, D., Kartsonas, E., Knezevic, S. (2017). Flame Weeding at Archaeological Sites of the Mediterranean Region. Weed Technology 31(3): 396-403.

Karamanos, A.J., Economou, G., Sotirakoglou, K., Lyra, D., Papastavrou, A. (2017). Assessing Greek bread wheat landraces for their drought resistance strategies. Crop Science 57(1): 416-426.

Ramôa, S., Oliveira e Silva, P., Travlos, I., Vasconcelos, T., Forte, P., Portugal, J. (2017). Evaluation of weed flora changes in Portugal in a 10-year basis. Australian Journal of Crop Science 11(3): 322-328.

Tani, E., Abraham, E., Chachalis, D., Travlos, I. (2017). Molecular, genetic and agronomic approaches to utilizing pulses as cover crops and green manure into cropping systems. International Journal of Molecular Sciences 18(6): 1202.

Travlos, I., Apostolidis, V. (2017). Efficacy of the herbicide lancelot 450 wg (aminopyralid + florasulam) on broadleaf and invasive weeds and effects on yield and quality parameters of maize. Agriculture (Switzerland) 7(10): 82.

Travlos, I., Cheimona, N., Bilalis, D. (2017). Glyphosate efficacy of different salt formulations and adjuvant additives on various weeds. Agronomy 7(3)

Travlos, I.S., Gkotsi, T., Roussis, I., Kontopoulou, C.-K., Kakabouki, I., Bilalis, D.J. (2017).  Effects of the herbicides benfluralin, metribuzin and propyzamide on the survival and weight of earthworms (Octodrilus complanatus). Plant, Soil and Environment 63(3): 117-124. 

Vahamidis, P., Stefopoulou, A., Kotoulas, V., Lyra, D., Dercas, N., Economou, G. (2017).  Yield, grain size, protein content and water use efficiency of null-LOX malt barley in a semiarid Mediterranean agroecosystem. Field Crops Research 206: 115-127.

van Evert, F.K., Fountas, S., Jakovetic, D., Crnojevic, V., Travlos, I., Kempenaar, C. (2017). Big Data for weed control and crop protection. Weed Research 57(4): 218-233.

Vellios, E., Karkanis, A., Bilalis, D. (2017). Powdery mildew (Erysiphe cruciferarum) infection on camelina (Camelina sativa) under Mediterranean conditions and the role of wild mustard (Sinapis arvensis) as alternative host of this pathogen. Emirates Journal of Food and Agriculture 29(8): 639-642.


Bresta, P., Nikolopoulos, D., Stavroulaki, V., Vahamidis, P., Economou, G., Karabourniotis, G. (2018). How does long-Term drought acclimation modify structure-function relationships? A quantitative approach to leaf phenotypic plasticity of barley. Functional Plant Biology (In Press)

Chahal, P.S., Irmak, S., Gaines, T., Amundsen, K., Jugulam, M., Jha, P., Travlos, I.S., Jhala, A.J. (2018). Control of Photosystem II-and 4-hydroxyphenylpyruvate dioxygenase inhibitor-resistant palmer amaranth (Amaranthus palmeri) in conventional corn. Weed Technology 32(3): 326-335.

Fanouriou, E., Kalivas, D., Daferera, D., Tarantilis, P., Trigas, P., Vahamidis, P., Economou, G. (2018).  Hippocratic medicinal flora on the Greek Island of Kos: Spatial distribution, assessment of soil conditions, essential oil content and chemotype analysis. Journal of Applied Research on Medicinal and Aromatic Plants 9: 97-109.

Kakabouki, Ι.P., Hela, D., Roussis, I., Papastylianou, P., Sestras, A.F., Bilalis, D.J. (2018). Influence of fertilization and soil tillage on nitrogen uptake and utilization efficiency of quinoa crop (Chenopodium quinoa Willd.). Journal of Soil Science and Plant Nutrition 18(1): 220-235.

Karkanis, A.C., Kontopoulou, C.-K., Lykas, C., Kakabouki, I., Petropoulos, S.A., Bilalis, D. (2018). Efficacy and selectivity of pre- and post-emergence herbicides in chia (Salvia hispanica L.) under Mediterranean semi-arid conditions. Notulae Botanicae Horti Agrobotanici Cluj-Napoca 46(1): 183-189.

Madrid, D., Salgado, E., Verdugo, G., Olguín, P., Bilalis, D., Fuentes, F. (2018). Morphological traits defining breeding criteria for coastal quinoa in Chile. Notulae Botanicae Horti Agrobotanici Cluj-Napoca 46(1): 190-196.

Margaritopoulou, T., Tani, E., Chachalis, D., Travlos, I. (2018). Involvement of epigenetic mechanisms in herbicide resistance: the case of Conyza canadensis. Agriculture (Switzerland) 8(1): 17.

Ntatsi, G., Karkanis, A., Yfantopoulos, D., Olle, M., Travlos, I., Thanopoulos, R., Bilalis, D., Bebeli, P., Savvas, D. (2018). Impact of variety and farming practices on growth, yield, weed flora and symbiotic nitrogen fixation in faba bean cultivated for fresh seed production. Acta Agriculturae Scandinavica Section B: Soil and Plant Science 68(7): 619-630.

Ntatsi, G., Karkanis, A., Yfantopoulos, D., Pappa, V., Konosonoka, I.H., Travlos, I., Bilalis, D., Bebeli, P., Savvas, D. (2018). Evaluation of the field performance, nitrogen fixation efficiency and competitive ability of pea landraces grown under organic and conventional farming systems. Archives of Agronomy and Soil Science (In Press).

Papastylianou, P., Bakogianni, N.-N., Travlos, I., Roussis, I. (2018). Sensitivity of seed germination to salt stress in black cumin (Nigella sativa L.). Notulae Botanicae Horti Agrobotanici Cluj-Napoca 46(1): 202-205.

Papastylianou, P., Kakabouki, I., Travlos, I. (2018). Effect of nitrogen fertilization on growth and yield of industrial hemp (Cannabis sativa L.) Notulae Botanicae Horti Agrobotanici Cluj-Napoca 46(1): 197-201.

Travlos, I.S., Cheimona, N., De Prado, R., Jhala, A.J., Chachalis, D., Tani, E. (2018). First case of glufosinate-resistant rigid ryegrass (Lolium rigidum gaud.) in Greece. Agronomy 8(4): 35.

Travlos, I.S., Cheimona, N., Roussis, I., Bilalis, D.J. (2018). Weed-species abundance and diversity indices in relation to tillage systems and fertilization. Frontiers in Environmental Science 6(APR): 11.

Travlos, I., Roussis, I., Roditis, C., Semini, C., Rouvali, L., Stasinopoulou, P., Cheimona, N., Vlassopoulou, C., Bilalis, D. (2018). Allelopathic potential of Velvet Bean and Chia against Rigid Ryegrass. Notulae Botanicae Horti Agrobotanici Cluj-Napoca 46(1): 173-176.

Zangeneh, H.S., Chamanabad, H.R.M., Zand, E., Alcántara-de la Cruz, R., Travlos, I.S., Prado, R.D., Alebrahim, M.T. (2018).  Clodinafop-propargyl resistance genes in Lolium rigidum Guad. populations are associated with fitness costs. Agronomy 8(7): 106.