Organic wine production – Alessandra Valsecchi, Alburry Vineyard in UK
  • Grape vine (Vitis vinifera)/ UK/ Botrytis cinerea/Bacillus subtilus ,mildew resistant cultivars, integrated pest and disease management
  • Vineyard, with mildew resistant cultivars, IPM techniques and flower bands to support natural enemies, biological control of Botrytis by Bacillus subtilis, companion plants serving as bankers for beneficial soil organisms



  • Technical result: Organic wine growing in rainy climate of the UK
  • Economic result: Residue free, quality grapes enter market at higher price
  • Sustainability (ecological, social and economical) Gains:


    • Increased biodiversity enabling resilient vine cropping systems
    • Species specific pest control, respecting natural enemies
    • Enabling regenerative land use practices with mixed stands


    • 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


IBMA IOBC PAN Europe 7th Symposium Ecological Transition Starts with Agronomy, Increasing IPM Uptake and Reducing Pesticide Dependency (December 12th 2019)

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