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29 Sep 2016
Wine Observatory on Sustainability at the FIVS Meeting in Ottawa
The annual meeting of the Internation Federation of Wines and Spirits (FIVS) will be held in Ottawa ...
03 Nov 2015
Sensory analysis: sustainable viticulture as tribute to the wine quality
For the 2015 edition of SIMEI - International Enological and Bottling Equipment Exhibition – the W...
01 Nov 2015
WINERY 2015: 7th IWA Specialized Conference on Sustainable Viticulture, Winery Wastes & Agri-industrial Wastewater Management
On behalf of the organizing committee, we are pleased to invite you to the 7th IWA Specialized Confe...
02 Oct 2015
First International Symposium on the Valorization of Wine-making By-products for the Food Sector
The main topic of the conference will be the discussion of possible uses of wine-making residues for...

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19 Apr 2016
Global Wine Producers Environmental Sustainability Principles
Developed by FIVS, the Global Wine Producers Environmental Sustainability Principles (GWPESP) provide a framework to promote a coordinated, efficient and results-driven approach for the international
18 Apr 2016
Wine Sustainability. Past, Present, Future. Sensory characterization of wines as an integral dimension of sustainability
In the 2015 edition of the SIMEI congress it was decided to focus on the matter of sustainability from two different but complementary points of view: the socio-economic and environmental sustainabili
01 Oct 2014
First Report on Sustainable Winegrowing - towards EXPO Milano 2015
The First Report on Sustainable Winegrowing is the result of a complex journey that has involved 37 experts on the topic of sustainable wine from the technical and scientific community, united by this
15 Apr 2014
From Environmental to Sustainability Programs: A Review of Sustainability Initiatives in the Italian Wine Sector
The Italian wine industry is strongly committed to sustainability: the stakeholders’ interest for the topic is constantly growing and a wide number of sustainability programs have been launched in r


Short description:

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.

Date of publication:

Kind of Tool:
- Protocol
- Guidelines
- Certification

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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