Nov 2012 - Nov 2014
Plant protection products from microalgae
This project was planned to develop a novel bio-fungicide to treat common grapevine fungal diseases. The innovative microalgae plant protection product enriched with micronutrients will enable the replacement of copper fungicides in organic and conventional viticulture, increase yield in organic vineyards by up to 30% and decrease production costs per unit by up to 20%. This will increase the competitiveness of EU wines and support the development of the organic market in Europe. The ProEcoWine project was the first step of a development process that has to be continued.
Microalgae species: Scotiellopsis sp. and Anabaena sp.