The Wine Observatory Sustainability (WOS) is an international no-profit platform aiming to foster sustainability in the wine sector, collecting and coordinating existing experience
A sustainability program initiated by Bayer CropScience in cooperation with the University of Milan. Objective: to promote sustainability in viticulture and minimize environmental impact by using precision viticulture techniques. Monitoring vineyards and distributing fertilizers or agrochemicals in a more precise way to enable reduced interventions in the field, as well as reducing the amount of wastes and the overall environmental impact.
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Authorities developing the tool:
University of Milan – vine management
Department of agricultural, forest and food sciences of the University of Turin – management of distribution equipment
Department of forestry and agrarian, technology, science, engineering and economics of the University of Florence – management of distribution equipment
Italian National Research Council Institute of Food Crop Sciences – management and analysis of ochratoxin risk.
Assoenologi (the Italian oenologists’ association) – oenological techniques, sensory analysis
Ager s.c. Agricoltura e ricerca - precision viticulture and qualified technical service
Bayer CropScience – pests and fungus management
Kuhn - vineyard equipment
Spektra Agri - precision viticulture
Image Line - IT system
Nobili - vineyard equipment
New Holland Agriculture - farm equipment
Det Norske Veritas (DNV) - business assurance
Farm demo implementing the tool:
Participation: approximately 106 italian wineries.
See here to find the wineries of Magis: http://magisvino.imagelinenetwork.com/aziende.cfm
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