Through the European Innovation Partnership, the European Community promotes a new interactive approach to innovation by offering, through the PSR, (tools that allow the bringing together of agricultural companies, researchers and other actors in the supply chain) to transfer innovation to production companies.

These video seminars illustrate the presentations, realized during Enoforum 2017, of four operating groups of the Emilia Romagna region focused on innovation and sustainability in agriculture:

The identification of guidelines to protect the soil while ensuring economic sustainability to the winemaker is the main objective of the PROVITERRE project presented in the first video by Carla Scotti, the company I.TER, leader of the operating group also composed by Catholic University and ten Piacenza and Faenza wineries located in different pedoclimatic environments. For this purpose were taken into consideration the effects of the main agronomic management techniques of the vineyard on soil erosion, on its ability to retain water and to preserve the organic substance.

The VINSACLIMA operational group was born in order to respond to the needs arising from the impact of climate change on the vineyard, this project allowed to identify all the application techniques that could respond to this problem. Giovanni Negri, of the CRPV, presents the practices related to the resolution of technical and agronomic problems (late pruning, canopy management, application of kaolin to the foliage) as well as operating protocols in the cellar (use of cold temperatures combined with inert gas protection, use of selected yeasts, early harvest of the grapes).

The objective of the IMPRONTA CARBONIO project presented by Chiara Pezzi, CRPV, is the creation of an integrated system in which the highly sustainable management of the vineyard’s soil and canopy is combined with a constant, rapid and simple, monitoring of the system’s efficiency in the reduction of the emission of greenhouse gases as well as immediate visibility of the results obtained.

The TECNICHE SOSTENIBILI project was born from a practical and regulatory need: it wants to respond to the European Directive concerning the sustainable use of crop protection products in agriculture.
Therefore, the answers to a series of problems related to climate change is given, transferring sustainable innovations with particular attention to agronomic aspects (optimize nutrition and irrigation) and phytosanitary (to improve the defense of the vine from the main diseases) while respecting environmental and economical sustainability.