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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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Serbia

Local partner: Poljuprivredni Fakultet Novi Sad (The University of Agriculture of NoviSad, Serbia) It was founded in 1954 with the mission of educating young people and scholars in the field of agriculture, developing research activities and helping to intensify and increase agricultural production …

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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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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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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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Effect of fermentation temperature on polyphenolic composition and sensory properties of red Vranac wines1

Vranac grapes are exceptionally rich in colouring matter contained mostly in the skin, flesh and juice of the berry. Until 2005, no detailed research has been conducted to examine the technological factors that affect the polyphenolic potential of this variety.  A study on the effect of three diffe…

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The influence of climatic factors on the level and quality of Yield of Vranac variety

The grape vine is a perennial plant, which during its growth and development has special requirements according to agri-ecological conditions in the cultivation area. The favourable conditions of the soil and climate are the most important factors for successful growth and development, which lead to…

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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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Vranac: presentation

Vranac is an ancient variety of grape indigenous to the Macedonia, Montenegro, and Serbia. Vranac is considered the most important variety of grape in Montenegro. The grape produces a dry red wine of a unique taste and character. The cultivar has medium-large, cylindrical and spotted clusters with …

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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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Automated irrigation management in the vineyard: the Italian-Israeli "Irrigate" project

Developing an automated irrigation management program through climate, plant and soil controlling sensors to manage the impact of drought on vine productivity and grape quality is the goal of the Italian-Israeli bi-annual research project "Irrigate", launched in 2014 and co-ordinated by the Universi…

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Water stress and water emergence by 2040

Water stress is a temporary or prolonged condition of lack of water, usually lacking at ground level. As all plant stresses, it can result in primary damage or secondary damage to a plant. According to the World Resources Institute's report (WRI), which measured the demand and availability of water…

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From the mobile data collection device to the phytopathological cloud for real-time data sharing

Giovanni Bigot,  with his consulting company "Perleuve", is surely one of the most innovative technicians in the area. Already in 2003, he started using his mobile device to store field data.  Eleven years later, its idea, thanks to the collaboration with regional authorities such as the Plant Hea…

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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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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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Observer and the point of reference for the Scientific Committee

CREA, il Consiglio per la Ricerca in Agricoltura e l'analisi dell'economia agraria, (CREA, the Agriculture Research Council and the Agricultural Economics Analysis), represented by Stefano Bisoffi, participates in the second phase of the project with the collecting of scientific contents according…

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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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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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