OchraVine project meeting was held on 9th July 2019 at SupAgro premises in Montpellier, France. Project partners discussed about the progress of the project and the work that has to be done until next meeting. The meeting took place during the 12th European Conference on Precision Agriculture (ECPA 2019) in Montpellier, France.
OchraVine involves 8 partners from 4 European countries (France, Greece, Italy, United Kingdom), with different technical backgrounds from the academic and non-academic sectors (SMEs). The overarching objective of this project is to form an international and inter-sectoral network of organisations working on a joint research programme in the fields of agriculture and smart information technology. Main aim of OchraVine Control is to control Ochratoxins contamination in the grape value chain. OchraVine Control results will offer an integrated solution to different sectors and consumers and its applications will be easily implemented by the end users.
This study through the proposed research and technology actions aims at creating an integrated management ICT based smart model system at pre- and post-harvest level to control Aspergillus infection and OTA in vine cultivation by combining epidemiological data, biological and chemical management strategies, OTA sensors and precision agriculture tools. The prevention of growth and colonization of mycotoxigenic fungi in their hosts constitute the most effective strategy for the control of mycotoxins in various products. The project aims to generate new knowledge and a new ICT technological platform (OchraVine Control DSS) with the evaluation of modern tools for integrated management based on biological, chemical and molecular control of the responsible mycotoxigenic fungi. This project aims to establish and adopt an innovative and integrated precision agriculture management approach for OTA mitigation in the grape value chain.