Ecological infrastructures for biological protection against vineyard pests


Establishing an appropriate network of ecological infrastructures (IEEs - structures made up of natural vegetation, cladding, hedges, walls, woods, etc.) and contributing to increasing the functional biodiversity of vineyards, thereby increasing the population of auxiliary fauna and natural predators of pests that affect the crop, especially grapevine moth, was the main objective of this project.

Among the research work carried out, is the identification of measures to manage the habitat and flora associated with the vineyard, with the goal of increasing the services provided by the ecosystem, namely:

  • promoting biological conservation protection against crop pests;
  • increase the landscape value of the region, with the aim of promoting activities linked to nature tourism;
  • prevent erosion phenomena, which are more important in mountain viticulture;
  • contribute to carbon sequestration;
  • contribute to the protection of rare or endangered species.

Communications and other documents relating to the project

Enhancing functional biodiversity in Douro wine region vineyards - Poster em inglês

Does the landscape of Douro wine region (Portugal) affects the complex of antagonists of the grape berry moth?

Biodiversity of plants and arthropods in key ecological structures of vineyards of the Alto Douro region