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09-09-21

The video of the VITICAST final webinar, available at the YouTube channel of FEUGA

With the celebration of the final webinar of the project last Monday, 6th September, the VITICAST operational group, of which FEUGA is member, ends with the dissemination activities. The innovation project, started in 2019, is about to finish, so the webinar was the perfect showcase in which to show the results attained over these two years.

VITICAST was born with the objective of increasing the sustainability of the viticulture sector, improving the quality of the wine and reducing production costs through the innovation in the management of fungal diseases of higher incidence. A tool to forecast fungal diseases was developed. This tool considers meteorological, phenological and concentration of spores data.

The assistants (both national and international, thanks to the simultaneous translation to English) discovered, from members of the VITICAST consortium, all the technical and applicative aspects of the works done in the frame of the project. Moreover, the main results obtained were also presented, as well as the potential benefits of the tool developed.

FEUGA, responsible of the dissemination activities, has recently published, on its YouTube channel, the recording of this VITICAST final webinar. It is available on the following link:

The VITICAST operational group is comprised, apart from FEUGA, from Monet Viticultura, the University of Vigo (UVigo), the Estación Fitopatolóxica Areeiro (EFA, Deputación de Pontevedra) and the wineries Viña Costeira, Matarromera and Hacienda Monasterio. Moreover, the Plataforma Tecnológica del Vino (PTV), the Asociación de Colleiteiros y Embotelladores do Ribeiro (ACER) and the Asociación Galega de Viticultura (AGV), act as collaborators. The University of Santiago de Compostela (USC), acts as subcontracted member.

Further information about the VITICAST project: www.viticast.es

VITICAST is 80% co-funded by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFDR) of the European Union and 20% by the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, in the framework of the Rural Development National Program. Total budget: 615,249.11€, total grant: 599,957.11€.

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