The first workshop of OchraVine Control Project “Integrated & innovative precision agriculture strategies to monitor vineyard management and grape diseases” was successfully completed on September 16th in Agricultural University of Athens.
The workshop was organized from Ochravine Control Project and the Plant Pathology laboratory of Agricultural University of Athens. More than 20 people undergraduate, postgraduate and PhD students, researchers, OchraVine Control partners and professors participated in it and they showed a big interest about precision agriculture strategies for monitoring vineyards.
After registration, the workshop started with a warm welcome from the Project Coordinator Ass. Prof. Dimitris Tsitsigiannis. Mr. Hazael Jones, Mrs. Maritina Stavrakaki, Mr. Giorgos Xanthopoulos and Mrs. Paola Battilani presented different methodologies used for grapes in the field and after harvesting, like the use of GeoFIS, BigDataGrapes, Grape Drying and the impact of climate change on grapevine diseases. After a short coffee break, Mr. Nikos Mylonas presented OPTIMA H2020 Project and Ass. Prof. Dimitris Tsitsigiannis presented OchraVine Control Project. Modelling approaches, the development and application of molecular tools for description and detection of ochratoxigenic fungi were presented from Mr. Pantelis Natskoulis (Institute of Technology of Agricultural Products) and Mr. Dimosthenis Kizis (Benaki Phytopathological Institute).