The program of Enoforum Web Conference will be composed of the following thematic sections: VINE, GRAPE, CELLAR and WINE.
Research works selected by the international Scientific Committee for the VINE session form 4 important thematic blocks: rootstocks and new varieties, pathogen defense, low impact and efficient vineyard treatments, precision viticulture and decision support systems.
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Nadia Bertazzon – CREA Research Centre for Viticulture and Enology, Italy
Flavescence dorée (FD) is one of the most serious grapevine yellows disease in Europe. Nadia Bertazzon from CREA (Italy) will present a comparative study of two different cultivars, one very susceptible to the disease and the other scarcely susceptible aiming to reveal the mechanisms responsible for different sensitivity of grapevine varieties to FD.
Giuseppe Carella – Università degli Studi di Firenze, Italy
Giuseppe Carella from the University of Florence will assess the effects of microorganism against wood pathogens, with the objective of reducing the use of fungicides throughout the production cycle. The research is particularly focused on the nursery sector where it aims to improve both the phytosanitary state of the rooted-cuttings, and the qualitative aspect of the nursery material.
Eleonora Cataldo – Università degli Studi di Firenze, Italy
The effect of a promising treatment product based on the combination of zeolite and compost on physiology and quality characteristics in V.vinifera, studied during the ZEOWINE LIFE project, will be illustrated by Eleonora Cataldo from the University of Florence.
Gicele De Bona Sbardelotto – Università degli Studi di Padova, Italy
Crude extracts of Vitis vinifera canes represent a natural source of stilbene compounds with well characterized antifungal properties. The research of Gicele Sbardelotto De Bona from the University of Padova will show how the application of stilbene extracts could protect vine plants from Botrytis cinerea.
Gabriella De Lorenzis – Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy
Microsatellite markers are a valuable tool to facilitate the management of germplasm collections and assess genetic diversity. Gabriela De Lorenzis will present the study of genetic characterization of a large collection of 349 rootstocks and other non-vinifera accessions maintained at the University of Milan.
Xavier Delpuech – Institut Français de la Vigne et du Vin, France
One of the ways to reduce the use of pesticides is to adapt their dosage to the needs of the plant by using variable rate technology for managing field spatial variability. Xavier Delpuech from IFV (France) will present the PulvéLab project which aims to accelerate innovation in precision viticulture.
Rocio Gil Muñoz – Instituto Murciano de Investigacion y Desarrollo Agrario y Alimentario, Spain
The main challenge faced by viticulture is the adaptation to new consumer demands for wines with lower alcohol content and greater freshness. Rocio Gil Munoz from the Murcian Institute of Agriculture and Food Research and Development will discuss how new hybrids obtained from Monastrell variety can help to achieve this goal.
Giovanni Mian – Università degli Studi di Udine, Italy
The aim of the work of Giovanni Mian from the University of Udine is to determine the possibility to optimize the effectiveness of Copper treatments for low impact viticulture by using and evaluating the variation of copper cladding on grapevine leaves and grapes, in relation to climatic conditions
William Antonio Petrucci – CREA Research Centre for Viticulture and Enology, Italy
New regulation for organic viticulture demands a significant reduction of copper treatments in the vineyard. William Antonio Petrucci from CREA will present a possible strategy in order to minimize the number of copper applications in the vineyard.
Tara Southey – University Of Stellenbosch , South Africa
Climate projections for the future suggest challenging conditions for some wine producing regions. For instance, temperature increases are likely to shift grapevine phenology, ripening and harvest dates, and potentially affect grape quality and yield. Tara Southey from the University of Stellenbosch will show how an online spatial Decision support system can be useful for the wine industry to combat climate change.
Anne-Sophie Spilmont – Institut Français de la Vigne et du Vin, France
The production of grated vines is a complex process from grafting to final sorting in nurseries. It’s still difficult to evaluate the internal quality of the junctions of grafted grapevines reaching the market. Anne-Sophie Spilmont from IFV will demonstrate the potential of X-ray tomography, commonly used in medicine, as a tool to assess the quality of the graft union of the grafted vines.
Silvia Laura Toffolatti – Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy
The cultivation of resistant V. vinifera varieties would be a sustainable way to reduce the damage caused by downy mildew and the impact of disease management, which involves the economic, health and environmental costs of frequent fungicide application. Silvia Toffolatti from the university of Milan will report the finding of unique downy mildew resistance traits in a winemaking cultivar from the domestication center of V. vinifera.