Publications of Laboratory of Agronomy

Indicative publications


Economou, G, G. Panagopoulos, P. Tarantilis, D. Kalivas, V. Kotoulas, I.S. Travlos, M. Polysiou, A. Karamanos (2010). 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. Industial Crop and Products 33: 236–241.


Bilalis, D., A. Karkanis, V. Triantafyllidis, A. Ladavos, D. Bizos, S. Patsiali and Y. Papatheohari (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 & Environment 8:585-589.


Travlos, I.S. and C.N. Giannopolitis (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.


Kalivas, D.P., G. Economou and C.E. Vlachos (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: 299-312.


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


Papafotiou, M., E. Kanellou and G. Economou (2010). Alternative practices for vegetation management in archaeological sites - The case of Eleusis. Acta Horticulturae 881:879-883.


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



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


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


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


Gikas, E., F.N. Bazoti, N. Papadopoulos, A. Alesta, G. Economou and A. Tsarbopoulos (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 44:1463-1472.


Travlos, I.S., P.J. Kanatas, G. Economou, V.E. Kotoulas, D. Chachalis, and S. Tsioros (2011). Evaluation of velvetleaf interference with maize hybrids as influenced by relative time of emergence. Experimental  Agriculture 48 (1): 127–137.


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


Economou, G., I. Travlos, and V. Kotoulas (2011). The phytotoxical properties of aromatic and medicinal plants. A challenge for physical weed control. In: Proceedings of 9th EWRS Workshop on Physical and Cultural Weed Control, pp. 21-25, 28–30 March, Samsun, Turkey. 


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


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


Bilalis D., A. Karkanis, A. Efthimiadou and N. Katsenios (2012). Effects of field bindweed (Convolvulus arvensis L.) and powdery mildew (Leveillula taurica (Lev.) Arn.) on pepper growth and yield. Hort. Science 39:135-138


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


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.


Bilalis, D., I. Kakabouki,  A. Karkanis, I. Travlos, V. Triantafyllidis, and D. Hela (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.


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


Travlos, I.S. and D. Chachalis (2012). Relative competitiveness of glyphosate-resistant and glyphosate-susceptible populations of hairy fleabane (Conyza bonariensis L.). Journal of Pest Science 86: 345–351.


Karkanis, A., D. Bilalis, A. Efthimiadou, and N. Katsenios  (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.


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


Bilalis, D., I.S. Travlos, A. Karkanis, M. Gournaki, J. Katsenios, D. Hela, and I. Kakabouki (2013). Evaluation of the allelopathic potential of quinoa (Chenopodium quinoa willd.) Romanian Agricultural Research 30: 359–364.


Travlos, I.S. (2013). Responses of invasive silverleaf nightshade (Solanum elaeagnifolium Cav.) populations to varying soil water availability. Phytoparasitica 43: 41–48.


Bilalis, D., P. Kamariari, A. Karkanis, A. Efthimiadou, A. Zorpas, I. Kakabouki (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.


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


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


Travlos, I.S., A. Gatos and P.J. Kanatas (2013). Interference between silvreleaf nightshade (Solanum elaeagnifolium Cav.) and alfalfa (Medicago sativa L.) cultivars. Hellenic Plant Protection Journal 6: 41–48.


Travlos, I.S. and D. Chachalis (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.


Angelopoulou F., Papatheohari Y., Papastylianou P., Konstantas A., Travlos I., Bilalis D. (2013). Effect of organic, biodynamic and conventional ferming systems in selected soil parameters of various crops. Proc. of 12th International Symposium – “Prospects for the 3rd Millenium Agriculture” September 2013 , Cluj-Napoca Romania Bulletin UASVM Horticulture, 70 (1) 19-25.


Douros N., Papatheohari Y., Papastylianou P., Angelopoulou F., Travlos I., Konstantas A., Bilalis D. (2013). Effect of the residues of the medicinal plant Sideritis scardica on weed flora in an organic sunflower crop. Proc. of 12th International Symposium – “Prospects for the 3rd Millenium Agriculture” September 2013 , Cluj-Napoca Romania Bulletin UASVM Horticulture, 70 (1) 102-106.


Bilalis D.J. , N. Katsenios, A. Efthimiadou, A. Karkanis, E.M. Khah, T. Mitsis  (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: 46-50.


Sideridis, A., G. Economou, L. Kazakopoulos, C. Costopoulou, M. Ntaliani, and A. Papastavrou (2013). Supporting innovative training for agronomists of medicinal plants. In Proceedings of 1rst Medicinal Crops (Plants and Mushrooms). Challenges and Prospects for Sustainable Development in Small-Scale Farming. OECD Co-operative Research Program on Biological Resource Management for Sustainable systems. pp 187-193, IAS, 9-11 November 2011, Athens.


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


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


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


Economou, G., G. Panagopoulos, A. Karamanos, P. Tarantilis, D. Kalivas and V. Kotoulas (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. 


Travlos I., 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: 1225–1230.


Douros N., Angelopoulou F., Papastylianou P., Papatheohari Y., Travlos I., Konstantas A., Bilalis D. (2014). Incorporation of residues of the medicinal plant Echinacea purpurea as a method of weed management in an organic sunflower crop. 18th IFOAM Organic World Congress ICEC, 13-15 October 2014, Instanbul.


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


Angelopoulou, F., I. Kakabouki, P. Papastylianou, Y. Papatheohari, A. Konstantas, A. Karkanis, I. Travlos and D.J. Bilalis (2014). Effect of organic fertilization on growth and development of the root system of two medicinal plants, oregano (Origanum vulgare L.) and milk thistle (Silubum marianum L. Gaertn.). In Proceedings of the 13th International Symposium of University of Agricultural Sciences & Veterinary Medicine Cluj-Napoca. September 2014, Cluj-Napoca. Bulletin UASVM Horticulture, 2014, 71 (2): 201-206.


Bilalis, D., I. Kakabouki, F. Angelopoulou, P. Papastylianou, A. Karkanis, A. Konstantas and I. Travlos (2014). Effect of irrigation on growth and development of the root system of two medicinal plants, Hyssopus officinalis and Passiflora incarnata. In Proceedings of the 13th International Symposium of University of Agricultural Sciences & Veterinary Medicine Cluj-Napoca. September 2014, Cluj-Napoca. Bulletin UASVM Horticulture, 2014, 71 (2): 212-217.


Papastylianou, P., I. Kakabouki, E. Tsiplakou, I.S. Travlos, D. Bilalis, D. Hela, D. Chachalis, G. Anogiatis, and G. Zervas (2014). Effect of fertilization on yield and quality of biomass of quinoa (Chenopodium quinoa Willd.) and green amaranth (Amaranthus retroflexus L.). In Proceedings of the 13th International Symposium of University of Agricultural Sciences & Veterinary Medicine Cluj-Napoca. September 2014, Cluj-Napoca. Bulletin UASVM Horticulture, 2014, 71 (2): 288-292.


Travlos, I.S., D. Bilalis, P. Papastylianou, D. Chachalis, I. Lygizos, I. Annousakis, and Y. Papatheohari (2014). Response of the growth and yield of sunflower hybrids to organic and inorganic fertilization. In Proceedings of the 13th International Symposium of University of Agricultural Sciences & Veterinary Medicine Cluj-Napoca September 2014, Cluj-Napoca. Bulletin UASVM Horticulture, 2014, 71 (2): 363-364.


Kamariari I., P. Papastylianou, D. Bilalis, I. Travlos and I. Kakabouki (2014). The role of mulching with residues of two medicinal plants on weed diversity in maize. 18th IFOAM Organic World Congress ICEC, 13-15 October 2014, Instanbul.


P. Papastylianou and I.G. Argyrokastritis (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.


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


Kakabouki, I., D. Bilalis, A. Karkanis, G. Zervas, E. Tsiplakou and D. Hela (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 & Agriculture 26: 18-24.


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


Kanellou, E., M. Papafotiou, G. Economou, D. Lyra, N. Ntoulas, and S. Knezevic (2014). Integrated management in archaeological sites. Thalis Project. In Proceedings of 9th International Symposium on the Conservation of Monuments in the Mediterranean Basin, 3-5 June 2014, Ankara Turkey.


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


Kakabouki, I., A. Karkanis, I.S. Travlos, D. Hela, P. Papastylianou, H. Wu, D. Chachalis, R. Sestras, and D. Bilalis (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.


Argyrocastritis I.G., P.T. Papastylianou and S. Alexandris (2015). Leaf water potential and crop water stress index variation for full and deficit irrigated cotton in Mediterranean conditions. Agriculture and Agricultural Science Procedia 4: 463-470.


Voloudakis, D., A. Karamanos, G. Economou, D. Kalivas, P. Vahamidis, V. Kotoulas, I. Kapsomenakis and C. Zerefos (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.


Tani, E., D. Chachalis, and I.S. Travlos (2015). A glyphosate resistance mechanism in Conyza canadensis involves synchronization of EPSPS and ABC-transporter genes. Plant Molecular Biology Reporter 33 (6):1721.


Khelil A.Z., S. Benyoussef, M. Mezni, H. Saidi Missaoui, S. Hanchi, M. Elayed, F. Gouhis, A. Abdelguerfi, M. Laouar, P. Papastylianou, D. Bilalis, H. Cicek, S. Ates and M. Dost (2015). Berseem clover (Trifolium alexandrinum L.) in the Mediterranean Basin. Legume Perspectives 10: 27-28.


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


Papatheohari Y., I.S. Travlos, P. Papastylianou, I.G. Argyrokastritis and D. Bilalis (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.


Bilalis, D., I. Tampaxi, G. Zervas, E. Tsiplakou, I.S. Travlos, I. Kakabouki and S. Tsioros (2016). Chia (Salvia hispanica) fodder yield and quality as affected by aowing rates and organic fertilization. Communications in Soil Science & Plant Analysis 47: 1764-1770.


Tani, E., D. Chachalis, I.S. Travlos and D. Bilalis (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.


Lyra, D., D. Kalivas and G. Economou (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.


Karkanis, A., G. Ntatsi, C.-K. Kontopoulou, A. Pristeri, D. Bilalis and D. Savvas (2016). Field pea in European cropping systems: adaptability, biological nitrogen fixation and cultivation practices. Notulae Botanicae Horti Agrobotanici Cluj-Napoca 44: 325-336. 


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


Georgakopoulos, P., I.S. Travlos, I. Kakabouki, C.-K. Kontopoulou, A. Pantelia and D.J. Bilalis (2016). Climate change and chances for the cultivation of new crops. Notulae Botanicae Horti Agrobotanici Cluj-Napoca 44: 347-353. 


Kanellou, E., G. Economou, M. Papafotiou, N. Ntoulas, D. Lyra, E. Kartsonas, and S. Knezevic (2016). Flame weeding at archaeological sites of the Mediterranean region. Weed Technology (in press)


Karamanos, A.J., G. Economou, K. Sotirakoglou, D. Lyra, and A. Papastavrou (2017). Assessing Greek bread wheat landraces for their drought resistance strategies. Crop Science 57:1–11.