In 1988, the first asparagus production cooperative was founded in Kavala, in the area of Nestos. The purpose of founding the cooperative was to develop and promote the cultivation of asparagus.
A.C. NESTOS is a dynamic group of producers that during its operation so far, has expanded its activities to other crops such as kiwis, apricots, and plums. Thanks to the commitment of its members to the quality and the use of best agricultural practices, the cooperative managed to gain recognition in the international markets with the quality of its products.The natural site of NESTOS provides optimal environmental conditions as the region is protected under the Ramsar Convention.
The know-how, experience and systematic effort of all the producers of “A.C. Nestos” result in the high quality and safety of the products it provides to consumers, a fact that is certified by the following national and European provisions:
AGRO 2.1., AGRO 2.2,
SEDEX, BRC, IFS,
ISO 22000: 2005, ISO 9001: 2008,
Asparagus is monocot, climbing or bushy plants, growing wild or cultivated as vegetables or ornamentals. They are fleshy stems of the plant Asparagus officinalis, family of Liliidon and belong to the same family as leeks, garlic and onions. Today there are over 100 species and it is the most important perennial and one of the few monocotyledonous vegetables.
The plum is a fruit with sweet taste and nice aroma. It is the fruit of plum tree. It belongs to the genus Prunus, along with peaches and mirabelles.
It is oval or elliptical with dark blue color or purple when mature. It is eaten as fresh fruit or dried without changing its nutritional values. It is used for jam, juice and also in confectionery. The fruits for drying are harvested when they are ripe and then they are placed in special furnaces at a temperature of 65-90 degrees Celsius.
The kiwi is a shrub with flowers of red or white color. Its leaves are oval and the bottom part has fluff. The fruit is rail and is edible, sweet and sour-taste. The outer part is brown and the inside is juicy, green and with small seeds of black color. The plant thrives in fertile and moist soils. The seed of the plant grows in the spring and is harvested in mid-October.
Integrated Management (IM) is the crop management method that aims to produce high quality, agricultural products by using appropriate methods and inputs, so that there is an economic benefit for the producer and a reduced burden on the environment and the human health
The "integrated management" products are produced according to certain standards and rules in order to protect consumers' health and the environment.
According to the definitions given by the Integrated Management system for crop production, pesticides, that are approved for specific crops, are used and only if their use is necessary. Moreover, fertilizers are used if and when needed and in the required quantities. Before using a fertilizer, we made laboratory soil tests to diagnose the need for nutrients.
The policy that we use for cultivation is specific and specified, and a work calendar must be used so that if a problem occurs, we will know exactly when and why it was
Ut is mandatory that producers who follow this system must have a consultant agronomist and together they will make the cultivation program interventions and care. Moreover, the use of generally modified seeds is prohibited when it comes to the production of products they want to get this accreditation.
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