IPM guidelines for grapevine in Europe

Several IPM solutions have been tested in Europe. The solutions are not simple treatments, but new concepts and approaches. The objective is the combination of different techniques having partial efficacy on pests and diseases in a systemic approach. It is possible to highly reduce the pesticide use with DSS tools based on field scouting and modelling. Additional and alternative solutions with combination of biocontrol agents, reduction of inoculum and agronomic practices have to be used to promote innovative approaches and to increase pesticide reduction.

At the end of the PURE project we can conclude that it is not possible to make a unique recommendation, but that IPM solutions should be adapted and combined according to the socio-economic and environmental condition of each single grape growing region in Europe.

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The research leading to these results has received funding from the European Union Seventh Framework Programme (FP7/ 2007-2013) under the grant agreement n°265865- PURE