CSinDouro - Sexual Confusion against grape moth in mountain viticulture: the particular case of the Douro Demarcated Region (RDD)


The CSinDouro project aims to develop a methodology for applying the Sexual Confusion (SC) technique against the grapevine moth Lobesia botrana, suited to the conditions of the Douro Demarcated Region (DDR). To this end, the project intends to:
  • Clarify the role of vegetation surrounding vineyards, particularly the presence of olive trees and spurge flax, on the intensity of grapevine moth attack and, indirectly, on the effectiveness of SC use; 
  • Identify the density of diffusers and number of emission points to install in the plots, in order to obtain the most appropriate coverage of the vines by the pheromone cloud;
  • Adapt diffuser models being developed internationally to the conditions of viticulture in the Douro region, to reduce application costs and being more environmentally friendly than the current ones.

  • Associação para o Desenvolvimento da Viticultura Duriense (ADVID) - Promotor
  • Universidade de Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro (UTAD)
  • Companhia Geral de Agricultura das Vinhas do Alto Douro S.A (RCV) 
  • Quinta D. Matilde - Vinhos, Lda
  • Quinta do Vallado - Soc. Agr. Lda
  • Sogevinus Quintas, S.A

Presentation of the topic at the following events:
  • PheroFIP 19, IOBC / WPRS Working Group "Pheromones and other semiochemicals in integrated production". Lisbon, 20-25 January 2019.
  • 2º Agri Innovation Summit 2019 (AIS 2019). France, Normandy, 25 and 26 June 2019.
  • Regional Workshop on Innovation in Agriculture - vineyards, olive groves and nuts. Vila Real, 3 July 2019.
  • IV Conference of Agricultural Engineering. UTAD - Vila Real, 18 December 2019
  • Agro Innovation 2018 - National Summit on Innovation in Agriculture, which took place on 29 October 2018 in Porto Salvo (poster in PDF).
  • CSinDouro Workshop . Quinta do Vallado, 13 February 2019.
  • Csindouro Open Day - Quinta do Vallado and Quinta São Luiz, 3 July 2019.
WCE 2019, 3-5 July, 2019, London, U.K. paper published in the Proceedings of the World Congress on Engineering 2019

Project developed under EAFRD - European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development