VITIFIT – Status quo in the third year of the project

The joint project VITIFTI has now been running for almost three years. The focus is on the pathogen of downy mildew, Plasmopara viticola. In the Freilandsaion 202, more demo wineries are to be integrated. The review of innovative approaches to copper minimization is one of the core elements of the VITIFIT project. Prof. Dr. Beate Berkelmann-Löhnertz and Dipl-Ing. Stefan Klarner, Hochschule Geisenheim University, show the current project status.

… PIWIs in focus 

The use of PIWIs in organic viticulture practice will be the most effective way of reducing copper applications in the future, because the number of treatments can be reduced to three to four with PIWIs. So, growing PIWIs offers great potential for copper minimization...

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