Advanced solutions to reduce pesticide use on grape

I. Pertot1, L. Mugnai2, T. Caffi3, V. Rossi3, C. Duso4, C. Hoffman5, C. Gary6, D. Lafond7, V. Mazzoni1, G. Anfora1

1 Fondazione Edmund Mach, Research and Innovation Centre, via E. Mach 1, S. Michele all’Adige, Italy

2 Università degli Studi di Firenze, Dipartimento di Scienze delle Produzioni Agroalimentari e dell’Ambiente, P.le delle Cascine 28, FIRENZE, Italy

3 Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Istituto di Entomologia e Patologia Vegetale, Via Emilia Parmense, 84, Piacenza, Italy

4 Università degli studi di Padova, Dipartimento di Agronomia Animali Alimenti Risorse Naturali e Ambiente, viale dell’università, 16, Legnaro, Italy

5 Julius Kühn-Institute – Federal Research Centre for Cultivated Plants, Institute for Plant Protection in Fruit Crops and Viticulture, Laboratory of Zoology and Integrated Production in Viticulture, Geilweilerhof, Siebeldingen, Germany

6 UMR SYSTEM (Cirad – Inra – Montpellier SupAgro), INRA, 2 place Pierre Viala, 34060 Montpellier CEDEX 2, France

7 Institut Français de la Vigne et du Vin – Pôle Val de Loire – Centre, 42 Rue Georges Morel Beaucouze, France

Several IPM solutions can be adopted to reduce chemical pesticides on grape and a few alternative tools are available on the market or under development to control pest and pathogens on grapevine. In this review the existing solutions and the most promising technologies for the future are presented and discussed. An outlook on the priorities for the medium-long term is also discussed. 

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The research leading to these results has received funding from the European Union Seventh Framework Programme (FP7/ 2007-2013) under the grant agreement n°265865- PURE