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ProEcoWine: Development of a Novel Plant Protection Product to Replace Copper in Organic Viticulture

Bilbao, Jennifer; Tseng, Eileen; Fuerst, Manfred; Erb-Brinkmann, Maike; Schmid-Staiger, Ulrike; Ördög, Vince and Egner, Siegfried (2014) ProEcoWine: Development of a Novel Plant Protection Product to Replace Copper in Organic Viticulture. In: Rahmann, G. and Aksoy, U. (Eds.) Building Organic Bridges, Johann Heinrich von Thünen-Institut, Braunschweig, Germany, 2, Thuenen Report, no. 20, pp. 539-542.

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Fungi like downy mildew reduce wine yield and impair wine quality. In conventional as well as organic viticulture, grape growers usually apply copper for preventing these fungal diseases. In the ProEcoWine project funded by the EC, on behalf of five companies, the Fraunhofer IGB, the University of West Hungary and Laboratoire PHENOBIO develop a novel bio-plant protection product to replace copper fungicides. To achieve this, microalgal strains with antifungal properties have been cultivated to be further processed into a plant protection product enriched with micronutrients. Strains with the most efficient control (more than 90%) over downy mildew and Botrytis have been identified and selected for validation in greenhouse and field experiments, while effective and economic cultivation methods for high density growth are being established. The optimal formulation of microalgae concentrate containing micronutrients and natural preservatives will then be determined after downstream methods required for the activation of antifungal activity are evaluated, optimizing the process for the manufacture of ProEcoWine.

EPrint Type:Conference paper, poster, etc.
Type of presentation:Paper
Keywords:Fungicide, viticulture, microalgae
Subjects: Crop husbandry > Crop health, quality, protection
Values, standards and certification > Regulation
Research affiliation: European Union
International Conferences > 2014: 18th IFOAM OWC Scientific Track: 4th ISOFAR Scientific Conference
H2020 or FP7 Grant Agreement Number:315546
Deposited By: Campos, M.Sc. Alejandra
ID Code:24150
Deposited On:31 Oct 2014 15:03
Last Modified:31 Oct 2014 15:03
Document Language:English
Refereed:Peer-reviewed and accepted
Additional Publishing Information:urn:nbn:de:gbv:253-201407-dn053621-1

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