An initiative created within the scope of the Regional Rural Development Programme (RDP) 2014-2020 - Operation Type 16.1.01 – Operational Groups of the European Innovation Partnership for Agricultural Productivity and Sustainability – Focus Area 4C - Project PRO-VITERRE
GUIDELINES OF GOOD AGRONOMIC PRACTICES FOR SOIL CONSERVATION IN THE PRINCIPAL VINEYARDS OF THE HILLS IN EMILIA-ROMAGNA
Good practice for soil conservation and high-quality wine-production in the hills of Piacenza and Faenza
The “culture” of wine starts from the soil, in the name of “good agronomic practices”. PRO-VITERRE is a three-year project funded by the Emilia-Romagna Region for Measure 16.1.01 of the RDP 2014-2020 with the aim of defining guidelines for the protection of vineyard soil and conservation of high-quality wine production in the hills of Emilia-Romagna. It is headed by an innovative Operational Group (OG): a partnership of pedological and vitiviniculture research experts and ten wine-producing companies from Piacenza and Faenza.
PRO-VITERRE wishes to respond efficiently to the need to evaluate some of the main soil management techniques applied to hilly vineyards, in the light of climate change.
Monitoring includes field observations, studying the soil, soil sampling and chemical analysis in vineyards located in pedologically different environments, in order to identify and divulge the most suitable agronomic techniques to preserve the soil, with particular reference to surface water erosion and the maintenance / increase in organic matter.
The partners’ objective is to combine the benefits for the environment with improved productivity of the vines. The use of turfing, for example, on one hand is excellent for preserving the soil from erosion and facilitates the use of machinery during the damp seasons, but on the other can negatively affect vine productivity due to water stress, considering global warming. Therefore, despite the unquestionable benefits of turfing in terms of reducing erosion, increasing bearing capacity of the soil and organic matter content, it is imperative to analyse how, when and in which type of soil to use this technique.
The working method has a participatory and shared approach in order to bring the research results closer to the adoption of new practices by wine-producers, in their role as “guardians” of a territorial culture attentive to soil protection and environmental sustainability.
FUNDING: RDP 2014-2020 EMILIA-ROMAGNA REGION Measure 16.1.01 – Operational Groups of the European Innovation Partnership for Agricultural Productivity and Sustainability.
% FUNDING: 90% Measure 16 Focus Area 4C - 80% Measure 1
TOTAL COST: 189408.41 €
GRANT PERMITTED: 170219.57 €
With the contribution of EAFRD:
REGULATION (UE) N. 1305/2013 OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT EUROPEO AND COUNCIL
Project start date: 01/04/2016; Project end date: 31/03/2019
I.Ter Soc. Coop. (Project leader)
Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore Dipartimento di Scienze delle Produzioni Vegetali Sostenibili - DI.PRO.VE.S.
Tenuta La Pernice
Link to the Video realised by the PRO-VITERRE IOG: