- Prediction system for the development of grapevine diseases and pests


Considering Directive 2009/128/EC of 21 October 2009 which establishes a framework for Community action to achieve the sustainable use of pesticides, there is an urgent need to promote protection strategies that lead to increasingly effective and efficient use of pesticides, reducing possible environmental impacts resulting from their application. To provide the sector with decision support tools capable of indicating periods of risk and sensitivity to diseases and pests, which contribute to better positioning of pesticides, reducing environmental impacts, promoting high-quality productivity with better use of production factors, ADVID established in 2016 a partnership with HORTA Srl. a spin-off of the Università Cattolica di Sacro Cuore (Piacenza, Italy), to operationalise the implementation and calibration of the Decision Support System (DSS) - to the conditions of the DDR. is a decision support system (DSS) capable of relating climatic information in real-time with data collected in the vineyard, forecasting the development of grapevine diseases and pests, after applying modelling tools, and providing updated information in the form of warnings for programming interventions.