The UMA (Universitat Politecnica de Cataluyna) has just published DOSAVIÑA, an application for wine producers. It is an application that allows the determination of the optimum quantity of phytosanitary product and the spray application volume to be distributed on vineyard crops. The device also offers to the farmesr a practical guide for the selection of suitable working parameters (pressure, forward speed, nozzles ...).
The application, developed for the iOS and Android operating systems, is available in five languages and two unit systems (International and US-Imperial), facilitating its use in the most important wine producing areas of the world.
The use of DOSAVIÑA allows, as the research group has validated, to adjust the amount of phytosanitary product adapted to the vegetation, in line with the provisions of the European Directive on the Sustainable Use of Pesticides. The tool is also available at https://dosavina.upc.edu