In a highly competitive market, to achieve high-quality wines, measuring and monitoring vine hydric stress, and the grape ripening process with simple, rapid and cost-effective techniques will allow the winemaker to control irrigation in the latest steps of grape maturation, and plan the harvest at the optimum time, therefore, optimizing wine quality at the end of the wine value chain.
The i-Grape project is currently developing new technologies based on optical sensing for monitoring grape maturation and vine water status.
In the final stage of the project, different scientists and industry representatives will discuss together the present and the future of Precision Viticulture and showcase the outputs of the i-Grape project. This international event is powered by contributions from the different latitudes of the world of wine.
The i-Grape final workshop will be held in a hybrid format at INL – International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory in Braga (Portugal) next July 18th, 2022. The sessions will be open to the public.
List of confirmed speakers/industry representatives:
Antonello Bonfante, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (CNR) -ISAFOM (Italy)
Markus Rienth, University of Sciences and Art Western Switzerland Changins (Switzerland)
Stanley Best, CIGR (Chile)
Cecile Laurent, Fruition Sciences (France)
Roberta Beber, MASI (Italy)
Maurizio Bogoni, Ruffino (Italy)
João Pedro Conde, INESC-MN (Portugal)
Justine E. Vanden Heuvel, Cornell University (USA)
Rui Martins: Metbots, INESC-TEC (Portugal)