Work Package 3

The main objectives of this WP were to determine the optimum conditions for maximizing mass production of living Ampelomyces inoculum using the strains selected in WP1. To do this different inexpensive nutritive media were tested and then temperatures and other growth conditions in liquid and solid-state fermentation at pilot level were experienced.


P04 (BIOV) completed successfully the solid fermentation method with a single strain and produced a total of 80 kg of this product in 2009. This material was used in the field tests in autumn 2009 and also for the demonstration experiments as foreseen in WP6.