El pasado día 3 de diciembre cuatro proyectos del programa LIFE se dieron cita en una mesa redonda sobre “Claves del éxito de la gestión integrada del viñedo y su repercusión en el vino. Demostración de casos prácticos y cooperación en el programa LIFE”. Esta sesión estuvo incluida en el Simposio de Phytoma La vid y el vino. La calidad del vino a través de la Gestión Integrada del Viñedo (Valencia del 1-3 de diciembre) y fue promovida por el proyecto LIFE AGROIntegra.
The round table was moderated by Delia Sola, from the Government of Navarre and coordinator of the LIFE AGROintegra project and opened with a brief presentation of the objectives and challenges of each LIFE project (Viñas Atlánticas, BioDivine, FITOVID and LIFE AGROintegra) by each representative (Miguel Tubío from Bodegas Martín Codax, Vicente Marco from the University of La Rioja, Ana Díez from Neiker; some questions were then raised about the strategy for the sector to adopt GIP measures in the field of viticulture. All participants agreed on the importance of raising awareness, training technicians and transferring research and experimentation. The importance of the existence of a group of technicians at the national level to coordinate and establish common working protocols was highlighted, as well as for the exchange of experiences and practical cases.
Another question raised was how the challenges posed by these LIFE projects are to be continued once they have been completed and the possibility of them being the seed of stable knowledge and transfer platforms. All participants agreed that the key is practical utility for the farmer.
They also stressed the importance of the consultant technician as an intermediary between the farmer and the sources of knowledge, research, experimentation and administration.
The round table was the last of the sessions of a meeting in which representatives of the wine sector from all over Spain and other European countries met in order to deepen the Integrated Management of pests and diseases of the vineyard. Aspects related to the most important pests (cluster moths) and the main diseases (Mildiu, Oidium and Botrytis) were discussed. New emerging or potential pests were also discussed (Drosophila suzuki, green mosquito, Planococcus ficus). Wood diseases had an important role to play, and issues such as climate change in the vineyard or biodiversity in cultivation were also raised.
Through a poster and an article in Phytoma magazine, LIFE AGROintegra presented the results of a year-long experience on "Reducing Copper Dosage in the White Chardonnay Variety and its Effect on Vinification".