The LIFE+ project SOIL4WINE “Innovative approach to soil management in viticultural landscapes” aims to develop new viticultural systems focused on achieving better soil management through providing cost-effective solutions.
Discover the innovative soil management tool and some examples of ecosystem services and sustainable farmers' compensation systems by watching the recordings of these two Webinars hel in October 2019.
Speaker: Sara Elisabetta Legler, Horta srl
To succesfully transfer the knowledge aquired within the project, an innovative ICT tool was developed. The tool supports grape growers in implementing and maintaining the best solutions (i.e., soil management practices) for mitigation of the negative effects of soil and environment problems in each specific situation. It is a stand-alone tool, meaning that it does not require the intervention of external experts (consultants, specialists, etc.), yet it allows farmers to self-evaluate their specific problem(s), take right decisions about the necessary mitigation measure(s), implement them following good agricultural practices and, finally, check the success of the intervention; it can therefore be considered a DSS.
Speaker: Alessandro Bosso, ART-ER
The adoption of sustainable techniques in viticulture, such as grassland, green manure and hydraulic regulation, brings benefits not only to the farm, but also to the community and the environment. In fact, these practices generate positive effects on what are called "soil ecosystem services".