The International Organisation of Vine and Wine (OIV) in cooperation with the French National Institute of Wine (IFV), is organising an international symposium on following topic: The Vitivinicultural sector: which tools to face current challenges?
The symposium will be held in the frame of the International Horticultural Congress (IHC) is the most important scientific event organised every four years since 1959 in the fields related to horticulture (fruit, vegetables, aromatic and medicinal plants, seeds and roots, ornamental plants, landscaping, vineyard.) under the auspices of ISHS (International Society for Horticultural Science).
ISHS is a truly global network comprising over 6,000 members. Its aim is to promote and foster research and education in horticultural science and to facilitate cooperation and knowledge transfer on a global scale through events and publications.
This symposium will address some of the major challenges facing viticulture for grape, raisins, juices and wine production worldwide: grapevine decline, soil preservation and management, and grapevine genetic diversity. A specific session will address the current challenges in the production of table grapes, dried grapes and non-fermented beverages.
The following topics will be developed during the symposium :
- Abiotic and biotic stress factors: climate change, harmful organisms, etc.
- Vineyard management: viticulture practices, training systems, landscape management etc.
- Economic and societal impact of grapevine decline
- Soil conservation
- Systemic and integrated management to improve soil quality: functional biodiversity, soil microbiota, etc.
- The contribution of soil in climate change mitigation: carbon sequestration, low emission soil management practices, etc.
- Impacts of climate change on soil composition and activity.
- Resistant and ancient varieties to meet production and consumption challenges in a context of sustainability of the sector.
- Ampelographic and molecular techniques for variety identification and selection.
- Technical and economic challenges in table grape and dried grape production
- Food and health related challenges for producers and consumers of table grapes, dried grapes, and non-fermented beverages
- Grapevine breeding programs: what are the specificities for the table grapes and dried grape sector?
Submit your abstract here before Decembre 20th.
Cornelia Rumpel, CNRS, France and Gregorio Muñoz Organero, IMIDRA, Spain