Clim4Vitis: Modelling Pests and Diseases in Vineyards

Sarina Migge

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Clim4Vitis is a Horizon 2020 project funded by the European Union, the goal of which is to examine how to mitigate the impacts of climate change in viticulture in Europe.

Two objectives of the project are to research grapevine modelling and develop methods to assess the impact of climate change vis-à-vis productivity, diseases, and pests. To further this goal, the conference Modelling Pests and Diseases in Vineyards was organised from February 17-18, 2020. The first day’s activities took place at the Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST) in Belval, while the second day’s activities were held at the Institut Viti-vinicole in Remich, a picturesque town at the heart of Luxembourg’s wine-making region. The two-day event allowed participants to attend discussions on topics like ‘Downy mildew forecast model and its successful application in practice’ and ‘Which changes we have to expect in the dynamic of Lobesia botrana for Germany until 2060 AD’.