WP4: Conception and test of sustainable viticulture practices or systems

Objectives

The objectives of WP4 are:

  1. To conceive and assess under real vineyard conditions the cost-benefits relationships of new practices and management systems developed in WP1, WP2 and WP3
  2.  To design new management systems by integrating knowledge gained in InnoVine and by capitalising on already existing projects like the FP7 project PURE, the Spanish CENIT DEMETER project, the French EcoViti project, and the European transnational research cooperation project CORE ORGANIC II.

Background


In order to palliate the negative effects of climate change on vines, classical agronomic practices such as canopy management or grapevine vigour should be adapted in order to modify microclimate conditions. However, these practices still needs to be experimented in different environments and to be integrated in multi-objective management systems. WP4 will test in field conditions individual promising practices such as canopy management, training systems, irrigation, fertilisation and plant density some of which designed based on WP1 and WP2 results. Combining different practices in coherent systems is the best way to reach major modifications in production systems while allowing the European viticulture to face adaptation to new conditions, either natural (climate change) or social (pesticide use reduction). For the main biogeographic regions representative of the European vineyard, systems will be conceived. The new systems will be evaluated taking into consideration economic, environmental and sociological matters such as investment, use of pesticide or changes in labour requirements and safety. Thanks to this wide geographical extension at the European level, InnoVine will provide an unique opportunity to learn about vineyard systems and to understand them.

Work Package Leader


Eng. Montse Torres Viñals
Miguel Torres SA
Carrer de Miquel Torres Carbó, 6
08720 Vilafranca del Penedès
Spain

Other partners involded

INRA, GRC, CSIC, HORTA, IFV (ENTAV), FORCE A, RODA, VINZAVOD, SCHLOSS, VIN, PROVEDO and VCR

 
 
European Union
Innovine is a European collaborative project that has received funding from the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme for research, technological development and demonstration under grant agreement n° 311775.
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