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"FOOD EAST" - RESEARCH AND INNOVATION FORUM and Carta di Milano: the Excellences of Friuli Venezia Giulia and Central-Eastern Europe for Sustainability in the Agri-Food sector

Following the Milan event, the FVG region, also organized in June 2015 the event dedicated to "Food East" - Research and Innovation Forum 2015 to make a contribution to some crucial issues of the global food challenge that will accompany us for the next few years by providing concrete commitments to…

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Italy

Direction and Coordination: Regione Friuli Venezia Giulia Technical partner: Istituto di Genetica Applicata (IGA) di Udine  It is a non-profit research centre with the purpose of carrying out and promoting scientific research in the field of genomics and its applications. It promotes solutions for…

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The skills of the Agri-Food Park in Friuli

 Entro la fine di Gennaio 2017, la Regione insieme al distretto elaborerà un piano di sviluppo 2017-2020 che diverrà il Master Plan per lo sviluppo del Cluster Regionale nel prossimo futuro. In collaborazione con i propri soci statutari, organizza per questo motivo una consultazione aperta ai co…

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Science can be Good to Eat: a Documentary by the FVG Region and the Science Park Area

Food safety and nutrition are at the top of European citizens' priorities and the agri-food sector is the first economic sector in the continent. It is widely believed that our survival bases, land and water, are best preserved so that they can drink and feed everywhere the planet Earth population. …

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Experimentation: the true power for innovation

The secret of VCR’s primacy lies in the never-ending search for new varieties, clones and crossings that can give better and better results for the growers. Vivai Cooperativi Rauscedo has gone through all the major strands of the research in the grapevine nursery domain, such as: from micropropaga…

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THE PROJECT

The Project Farm with Science (FWS)- COLTIVA CON LA SCIENZA  is a project of scientific dissemination that uses digital tools to spread suggestions and answers on the improvement of products and agri-food activities.  The aim of the project is to stimulate scientific disclosure between agro-food o…

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Viticulture innovations: new vine varieties resistant to diseases and "M" rootstoks presented at the Puglia Fair

Sabato 18 giugno ore 9.30 nell’ambito della fiera Enovitis in Campo a Corato, Unione italiana Vini in collaborazione con Vivai Cooperativi Rauscedo, organizzano l'incontro tecnico "Le innovazioni in viticoltura: le nuove varietà resistenti alle malattie ed i portinnesti M". L’incontro è pre…

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L’Obiettivo dell’Unione Europea: lo sviluppo di acquacoltura e molluschicoltura

In Europa, l'acquacoltura rappresenta quasi il 20% della produzione di pesce e dà lavoro a circa 85 000 persone. Il comparto è composto principalmente da PMI e microimprese presenti nelle zone rurali e costiere. È un'attività rinomata per gli elevati standard in termini di qualità, sostenibili…

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Genetic improvement and innovations for the enhancement of citrus fruit products

Al pari di altre colture da alto reddito, il comparto agrumicolo necessita di un costante flusso di innovazione che possa mantenere livelli di competitività adeguati a sostenere le sfide determinate dalle mutate condizioni climatiche, fitopatologiche e di mercato. In quest' ottica, il  Parco Scie…

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VARIETAL INNOVATION

Select varieties to provide high quality products, sustainable for the enviroment, for the economy and the society is essential to maintain a leading position in the food market.

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Answer: Variety Innovation - Prospects and Critics.

L’innovazione varietale significa selezionare varietà che possono fornire produzioni di alta qualità con ridotto fabbisogno energetico ed a basso impatto ambientale e per rispondere alle esigenze sempre più eco-consapevoli dei consumatori. La Convenzione internazionale UPOV del 1991 definisce…

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Variety Innovation: Prospects and Critics.

On the FVG region website, I have found news about the new GMO-free soy produced by the Regional Rural Development Agency (ERSA) and validated by the Italian Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Forestry (MiPAAF) with registration in the register National variety of plant varieties. How does this new v…

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Montenegro

Local Partner: Biotehnički fakultet u Podgorici (The Faculty of Biotecnology of Podgorica, Montenegro) The Faculty of Biotechnology of Podgorica is the oldest research institute in Montenegro. Its experimental unit, the Center for Subtropical Cultures, was founded in Bar in 1937. Immediately after …

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THE PHASES

The FARM WITH SCIENCE project (FWS) involves the collaboration of Italian partners (Friuli Venezia Giulia Region, Institute for Applied Genomics, Trieste Area Science Park) and local partners (Podgorica Faculty of Biotechnology and BIO-ICT- Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics , Faculty of E…

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Monitoring adversity in the vineyard of Friuli thanks to technology

The management of the health status of the vine is the one that has the greatest economic and environmental impact of the crop, and on this topic, there is the greatest need for innovation in order to respond in a concrete way to the expectations of consumers, the population living in wine-growing a…

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Serbian varieties: Tamjanika, Slankamenka (Plovdina), Kreaca, Ruzica, Sremska Zelenika, Muscat Krokan, Smederevka, Prokupac, Začinak, Ćilibarka

Different samples collected from the same putative grapevine variety in the collections or in old vineyards showed identical molecular genotypes except for Tamjanika Bela accessions, which showed two diverse DNA profiles. One identical genotype was found between varieties of Tamjanika (Bela and Crve…

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Genetic identification for Grapevine Diversity Exploration Project

The first application of the SSR markers to the Serbian grapevine germplasm, in order to provide reference descriptors for the identification and evaluation of genetic relationships of local cultivars, was carried out in the framework of project, financed by the Ministry of Education and  Science o…

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The history of viticulture in Serbia

Serbia is located in the central Balkans, at the crossroads between Asia and Europe, on the line dividing various nations and civilisations of the East and the West. Due to its favourable climate and geological characteristics, the area of the Balkans is an ancient wine-growing region and both Serbi…

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Vranac's genetic identification

As the result of cooperation between Plantaže and the Italian partner Centro di ricerca per la viticoltura, Consiglio per la ricerca in agricoltura e l'analisi dell'economia agraria (Center for the Wine Resarch in Italy), the genetic identification of the Montenegrin autochthonous grape varieties…

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Viticulture production and the varieties of Montenegro

The viticulture in Montenegro is mostly based on the breeding of autochthonous grapevine varieties such as Vranac, Kratošija, Krstač and Žižak. Vranac is the main autochthonous grapevine variety in Montenegro. The most famous vineyard area in Montenegro is Crmnica, which is considered the homela…

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Clonal selection of Vranac in Montenegro

Bearing in mind the importance of Vranac variety for the Montenegrin viticulture, work on the clonal selection of this variety has started in the 2004 year thanks to the collaboration between University of Montenegro Faculty of Biotechnology and the “13. jul Plantaže”, the biggest private w…

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Cultivate energy also in Italy

Il 2017 si apre con la ricostruzione della mappa dei geni del sorgo da parte del China National Sorghum Improvement Center. Questo nuovo traguardo pone le basi per una nuova stagione di innovazione anche in Italia, dove le nuove conoscenze scientifiche possono essere applicate per migliorare le mod…

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The biotech tomato that winks on tradition

Pomodori rossi, gustosi, nutrienti e soprattutto a lunga conservazione grazie a una buccia più resistente nel tempo: questo è l’asso nella manica calato dalla ricerca biotech che semplifica la filiera ed esalta il sapore. Ai ricercatori dell’Università di Nottingham autori della scoperta è …

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The role of the District and the FVG Agri-food Cluster

In order to achieve its institutional goals, the Cluster interacts with other cluster managing entities, trade associations, training institutes, industrial groupings, investors, national and international public entities. As a Regional Cluster, the Park is committed to the development of the potent…

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Ernesto Illy Foundation and the Research

La Fondazione Ernesto Illy persegue principalmente fini di utilità e solidarietà sociale nell’ambito della ricerca scientifica svolta direttamente ovvero in collaborazione con università, enti di ricerca ed altre fondazioni. Si pone come supporto alla comunità scientifica nazionale ed interna…

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Coffee and Genomics: a sequencing project of the Coffea Arabica genome

Illycaffè, insieme alla Luigi Lavazza S.p.A hanno finanziato già nel 2014 un progetto coordinato dal Prof. Giorgio Graziosi del DNA Analytica Srl, una spin off dell’Università di Trieste, in collaborazione con l’Università di Padova, l’Università di Udine e l’Istituto di Genomica…

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Genetic improvement

Il sequenziamento completo del genoma è stato raggiunto nel 2007 e il team udinese è arrivato alla ribalta della scena scientifica mondiale. Una volta svelati i segreti della costituzione genetica della vite, ci si è potuto concentrare sull'analisi funzionale sistematica dei geni che consente di …

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Project Implications and Search Results

Le ricadute più importanti del progetto sono sicuramente quelle relative alla ricerca fondamentale sull’organizzazione e sull’evoluzione dei genomi vegetali e quelle relative alla conoscenza di geni relativi a pathway biologici importanti, per i quali la vite rappresenta una pianta modello. Pe…

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The project of the Institute for Applied Genomics: the grapevine genome

Un vigneto per essere produttivo impiega circa 2 anni, ma basta una malattia come la peronospora o la fillossera per compromettere investimenti, lavoro e speranze di persone e territori. Per scongiurare tale rischio si fa ricorso ai pesticidi: nell’Unione Europea il 65% di tutti i fungicidi impieg…

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CREAVIT: Experimental Institute for Viticulture

Il CREA-VIT si occupa di conservazione, caratterizzazione e valorizzazione del germoplasma viticolo, con attività prevalenti nei settori del miglioramento genetico, fisiologia, genomica e metabolomica della vite, diagnosi e difesa dalle avversità biotiche, delle tecniche colturali e di zonazione. …

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Coffee plantations in crisis: the response comes from genomics

L’AREA Science Park di Trieste, istituto scientifico e tecnologico per la ricerca e lo sviluppo, sottolinea le gravi conseguenze del riscaldamento globale sull’agricoltura: “I cambiamenti climatici stanno esercitando pressioni sugli ecosistemi con conseguenze sempre più acute in agricoltura,…

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Applied Genomics Institute for Applied Genomics present at the event with the study on the Genome of Coffee

Lo studio, esclusivamente italiano, è stato condotto dalle Università di Padova, Trieste e dall’Istituto di Genomica Applicata di Udine, con il coordinamento del professor Giorgio Graziosi di DNA Analytica Srl, spin off dell’Università di Trieste, grazie alla richiesta e ilsostegno di l…

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The first national event dedicated to Coffee

Nei Primi giorni di Novembre si approssima una nuova manifestazione che attirerà sicuramente l’attenzione di tanti appassionati. Si tratta di Cafestival 2016 che si terrà dal 5 al 6 Novembre presso Palazzo Albergati Zola Pedrosa a Bologna. ll Cafèstival, organizzato dall’agenzia Communicatori…

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The citrus genome: Italian researchers help to uncover the citrus secrets

Un consorzio internazionale (“International Citrus Genome Consortium”), comprendente ricercatori di Italia, USA, Francia, Brasile, ha pubblicato sulla rivista Nature Biotechnology dell’8 giugno 2014 la sequenza completa del genoma di clementine (Citrus x clementine) e quella di altri sette agr…

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The fight against tristeza

La lotta si effettua mediante l'estirpazione e la distruzione delle piante infette e l'uso per i nuovi impianti di materiale di propagazione sano e certificato. Secondo Coldiretti, l’organizzazione di categoria italiana, il virus sarebbe responsabile della riduzione del 17% degli agrumeti in Itali…

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The symptoms of the virus

Responsabile della malattia è un virus appartenente alla famiglia Closteroviridae genere Closterovirus, con ogni probabilità asiatica; sta lentamente colonizzando agrumeti e giardini annientando le coltivazioni che utilizzano l'arancio amaro come portinnesto. Un'invasione silenziosa, ottimo esempi…

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The spread of the CTV virus

The Citrus Tristeza Virus originates in Southeast Asia but it has rapidly spread all over the world, causing acute epidemics in Florida, Argentina, Brazil and Venezuela. In total, Tristeza virus has caused around 70 million citrus plants to be cut in the world, of which 40 million are only in Cypru…

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A Journey through the popular Cultivars in Italy

It is unquestionable that, in the kiwi sector, there is a greater interest, both on the commercial and on the production level,  in yellow and biconvex varieties.  This trend was confirmed again in March 2016, in Villafranca (VR), at the annual conference dedicated to Actinidia from the presentati…

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The CREA study for the fight against the CTV virus

After the cases of kiwi and olive, current events are demonstrating the importance of plants resistant to viruses and other pathologies for our agriculture. Sicilian citrus culture has also been fighting, in the last years, the Citrus Tristeza virus (CTV), widespread with outbreaks, affecting ov…

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The technology transfer made in Italy

In September 2012, the University of Udine and Bologna launched the call for partners interested in multiplying and trading on a worldwide scale of the new yellow pulp kiwi variety maturing early, as well as the research conducted by the two universities. Five months later, the agreement with the re…

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Italian prodution chain and European Consortium for early yellow pulp kiwi

Dorì comes at the table, in Italy and beyond. The variety of yellow pulp kiwi crossbred by the University of Bologna, in collaboration with the University of Udine, goes a long way towards markets. The last and most important step of this process is the opening of Consorzio Dorì Europe Srl. The in…

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Kiwi Dorì: the Research and the Features

The new variety of kiwis, named Kiwi Dorì ™ AC 1536, is the result of years of research of the University of Udine and the University of Bologna and has been protected with the registration patent at European level. The authors of the study and experimentation that led to this new fruit crossbred…

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Leaf removal and technological maturation of grapes

At the same time, leaf removal can lead to better technological maturation of grapes - higher sugar accumulation and lower titratable acidity - and promotes better phenolic complexity, mainly due to increased concentration of flavonoids and anthocyanins. The same international researchers have verif…

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Leaf removal of the vine: mechanical techniques

The leaf removal of the vine consists of the removal of the leaves that cover the grape bunches, in order to improve the ventilation and exposition to the sun. The leaf removal of the cluster zone is a particularly effective technique for containing the growth of rot; manual work is more accurate a…

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Effects of leaf removal on grape quality

Since 2007 in Friuli, as well as in some central Italian regions and other international areas, experimentation has been started to verify the effect of different leaf removal modes on health and on the qualitative characteristics of grapes. If leaf removal is applied before flowering, in addition t…

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Period of intervention: Effectiveness of leaf removal in pre and post flowering

The period of intervention has different effects on the cluster (in particular the red grapes), on the basis of which the evaluation on the choice is done-  which is the most suitable period, early or late. Defoliation is used mainly in colder vineyards and in red berry varieties, thus improving th…

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Leaf removal: a prevention against fungal diseases

In Friuli Venezia Giulia, the grey mold from Botrytis cinerea is among the most dangerous diseases for the vine, especially in compact bunch varieties. In fact, the high average rainfall, in the weeks prior to the harvest, determines the explosion of infections and specific fungicides can not be use…

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Answer: GMOs and food security: CREA, SIGA and the scientific world

In Italia la discussione sulle nuove tecniche biotecnologiche, ed in particolare sulla cisgenesi e il genome editing è stata portata in senato il 30 luglio del 2015 come “Affare assegnato sulla materia delle nuove tecnologie in agricoltura, con particolare riferimento all'uso delle biotecnologie …

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The new challenges of the coffee industry thanks to the research

L’Italia occupa la quinta posizione a livello mondiale, dopo Usa, Germania, Giappone e Francia, tra i paesi importatori di caffè verde. Nel 2015, secondo i dati ufficiali ISTAT, il volume delle importazioni di caffè verde è pari a 8,8 milioni sacchi (da 60 kg), sostanzialmente stabile (0,2%)…

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From Trieste headquarters to the Web

Per garantire sempre la migliore esperienza di degustazione possibile, a tutti i consumatori del mondo, L’Università del Caffè propone una  piattaforma di e-learning creata con lo spirito di offrire uno strumento semplice e intuitivo per la realizzazione di percorsi di studio online riservati …

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Vineyard threats: grey molds and rot

The vine growing is conditioned by several factors, among which the availability of water and mineral elements, plays a leading role. In situations characterized by water and/or nutritional deficiency, the development of the basal leaves is particularly limited and normally the management of the gre…

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The Agri-Food Park of San Daniele

The San Daniele district is presented as the “Il Parco agroalimentare di San Daniele“  (San Daniele Agri-Food Park),  where the entire territory has a strategic role in environmental and industrial development policies, and its specificity is enhanced by a brand, San Daniele ham, from the ine…

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Discovering the grapevine genome with prof.Morgante

L'agricoltura moderna ha subito, negli ultimi anni, un notevole cambiamento soprattutto in funzione dello sviluppo delle conoscenze genetiche e molecolari e loro applicazioni alle specie coltivate.  Oggi la genetica vive una nuova epoca legata alla possibilità di sequenziare direttamente i genom…

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Answer: GMOs and food safety: EFSA (European Food Safety Authority)

Riguardo alle biotecnologie e, in particolare all'introduzione di  organismi geneticamente modificati (OGM) nel settore agroalimentare, si è acceso negli ultimi anni un forte dibattito a livello nazionale e internazionale relativamente alle tematiche della protezione dell'ambiente e della salute,…

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GMO and food safety: valuation

The assessment and management of these potential risks have been at the centre, not only of all reference standards since 1990 but also of GMO research over the past three decades. Between 1985 and 2010, Europe invested around € 250 million in assessing the safety of GMOs. The data were collected …

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The market and future prospects

Ten selections - 5 white berries and 5 red berries - were registered officially in 2015. Too many, someone will say. We say no, considering three aspects: the diversity of genetic backgrounds due to the use of different parents, the opportunity to leave the market the right to select the best varie…

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Evaluation of resistance, agronomic and oenological evaluation

The evaluation mainly concerned resistance to downy mildew and, secondly, resistance to grey mildew. Two genes for dendritic downy mildew resistance and two genes for grey mildew resistance were worked out. In the early years, the selection of downy mildew resistant varieties was based on field obse…

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Crossing plans and selection activity

The plan initially included the crossing of some internationally renowned varieties such as Chardonnay, Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon,  national ones such as Sangiovese and local varieties such as the Friulian Tocai (today 'Friulano'), on one hand, and a series of varieties and advanced sel…

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The sources of resistance

With regard to the two fungal diseases considered (downy mildew and powdery mildew), the sources of resistance reported in the literature are numerous. The Udine group has so far worked with two monogenic downy mildew resistances (Rpv3, Rpv12), originating respectively from American and Asian specie…

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The genetic improvement of grapevine in Europe

To be honest, crossing programs and selection of the grapevine varieties for disease resistance began in Europe in the second half of the nineteenth century following the introduction of the New World by three pathogens - phylloxera, vine downy mildew and powdery mildew - which had devastated v…

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The genetic improvement of the grapevine

The genetic improvement of the vine has two sides: the one concerns table grapes, the other one concerns wine grapes. In the first case, traditional genetic improvement, based on crossbreed and selection, has been intense and has led to the spectacular enrichment of the varietal landscape. In the se…

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First vine varieties resistant to diseases produced in Italy

They are ten: five white berries - Fleurta, Soreli, Sauvignon Kretos, Sauvignon Nepis, Sauvignon Rytos - and five red berries - Cabernet Eidos, Cabernet Volos, Merlot Khorus, Merlot Kanthus, Julius, the first disease-resistant grapevines variety, produced in Italy by researchers from the U…

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The University of Coffee

L’Università del Caffè nasce nel 1999 dal patrimonio di conoscenze raccolte nel corso di questa lunga storia e dal desiderio di condividerle, con l’obiettivo di promuovere e diffondere la cultura del caffè di qualità. La sede principale dell’Università del Caffè è a Trieste, dove è na…

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The Plant Genetic Resources Database (PGR)

The Research Center for Fruit Growing in Rome (CRA-FRU) has published the database of the Genetic Plant Resources (GPR) stored at 29 CRA structures as well as the Universities of Perugia and Potenza and the "Nazareno Strampelli" Institute in Vicenza. The database is the result of the GPR / FAO proje…

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