Agroecological IPM – Attilio Pecchenino Vinegrower applying IPM, Dogliani, Italy
  • Grape vine (Vitis vinifera)/ IT/ sulphur, mating disruption pheromone/ Erisyphe necator and Plasmopara viticola, lepidopteran pests
  • Farmer’s care for the legacy of the land of their ancestors; no herbicides for > 25 years, mating disruption for >15 years



  • Technical result: Efficient biological management of lepidopteran pests, weeds and fungal disease for >15years 80% reduction of chemical inputs over the last 10 years time
  • Economic result: Residue free, quality grapes enter market at higher price
  • Sustainability (ecological, social and economical) Gains:


    • Species specific pest control, respecting natural enemies
    • Increased resilience of the agro-ecosystem and reduced reliance on chemical pesticides
    • Increased biodiversity enabling resilient vine cropping systems


    • Demonstrates good governance (preventative approach) and successful teamwork
    • Enables worker and consumer health and wellbeing
    • Promotes quality nutritious grape production


    • Supports farmers’ livelihood and value distribution
    • Improvement of financial viability
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Attilio Pecchenino Vinegrower in Dogliani, Italy
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