Agroecological IPM in vineyards in Luxembourg
  • Grape vine (Vitis vinifera)/ IT/ mating disruption pheromone, mechanical weed control combined with leguminous intercrops
  • Farmer’ strive to produce without insecticides by area wide mating disruption nor herbicides by mechanical weeding and intercrops




  • Technical result: Efficient biological management of lepidopteran pests and weeds without chemical inputs Testing for (powdery mildew) resistant vines to obtain 100% chemical input free vines
  • Economic result: Residue free, quality grapes enter market at higher price
  • Sustainability (ecological, social and economical) Gains:


    • Reduction in reliance on chemical pesticides
    • Species specific pest control, respecting natural enemies
    • 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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kindly provided by:
Serge Fisher and Josy Glower , Vine Growers in Luxembourg
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