Work Package 6

The objective of this WP was to apply and test the prototype biofungicide product at the field level in demonstration vineyards in eight European countries (France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Slovakia, Spain and Turkey). 

BCA grape work project 6 - location of commercial vineyards used for the demonstration activities of the Project

Location of the commercial vineyards used for the demonstration activities of the Project.

In autumn 2009, (at least) one demonstration plot was created in each vineyard and sprayed with the Ampelomyces based BCA produced in WP3. In spring 2010, weekly observations were performed to assess the presence and severity of the disease in the demonstration plots in order to demonstrate the efficacy of the late season Ampelomyces sprays. Visits to the demonstration fields were organized by each partner in order to present the idea driven by the project, i.e. the new application strategy (autumn treatments) and the product prototype.