Diseases and pests in viticulture

How can we increase resilience of grape vines to pests and diseases and support the productivity of the sector in sustainable ways?


This Focus Group is ongoing.


Tasks:

  • Make an inventory of the main pests and diseases affecting grape vines, including their distribution and economic impact. Where possible, summarise how expected climatic changes will impact the distribution and occurrence of pests and diseases.
  • Take stock of state of play with regard to prevention practices, early detection, diagnostics and monitoring.
  • Take stock of main current methods for control. Particular care should be taken to highlight both existing problems and opportunities in pest/disease management.
  • Make an inventory of IPM (Integrated Pest Management) strategies (including biological control) to combat pests and diseases in grape vines. Compare these different management practices and strategies, having also practicability and costs in mind.
  • In particular explore potential solutions to manage pests/diseases based on agro-ecological principles such as biodiversity. The role of disease management in supporting resilience of grape vines to biotic stresses should deserve special attention.
  • Compile examples of ‘good practice’, i.e. a number of case studies, from farm level in particular, across different regions in Europe. Identify needs from practice (farming sector) and possible gaps in knowledge on particular issues concerning the management of pests and diseases in grape production which may be solved by further research.
  • Propose priorities for relevant innovative actions / projects including practical ideas for EIP-AGRI Operational Groups.

Results


Focus Group members:

Surname, first name

Profession

Country

Ait Barka, Essaid

Scientist

France

Caffi, Tito

Scientist

Italy

Compant, Stéphane

Scientist

Austria

Csikós, Anett

Scientist

Hungary

Donkó, Ádám

Scientist

Hungary

Durán Pereira, Daniel

Farm advisor

Spain

Fabianek, Daniela

Expert from agricultural organisation, industry or manufacturing; Representative of an NGO; Farmer

Austria

Legas, Markos

Expert from agricultural organisation, industry or manufacturing; Farmer

Greece

Lucchi, Andrea

Scientist Italy

Majcenović, Irena

Farmer

Croatia

Mugnai, Laura

Scientist

Italy

Palacios Muruzábal, Julián

Farm advisor; Farmer

Spain

Popescu, Daniela

Scientist

Romania

Rapf, Klaus

Farmer

Austria

Rego, Cecilia

Scientist

Portugal

Santesteban, Luis Gonzaga

Farm advisor; Scientist

Spain

Zekri, Olivier

Expert from agricultural organisation, industry or manufacturing; Advisor; Scientist

France

Tsvetkov, Ivan

Scientist

Bulgaria

Vrbanek, Josip

Farm advisor; Farmer

Croatia

Facilitation team

Micheloni, Cristina

Coordinating expert

Italy

Gaetje, Emilie

Task manager

Germany

 


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