Another interview within our consortium is available!
PNO Consultants had an interesting chat with Guillaume Delanoue, agronomist, specialised in crop protection with biocontrol solutions and Eirios HUGO, in charge of R&D programmes and scientific partnerships at the French Wine and Vine Institute (IFV), to get a deeper insight on their work within the BIOBESTicide project.
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We are Guillaume Delanoue, agronomist, specialised in crop protection with biocontrol solutions and Eirios HUGO, in charge of R&D programmes and scientific partnerships at the French Wine and Vine Institute (IFV).
Our institute is officially recognised by the French ministry of agriculture for providing technical references and applied research results to the French wine industry. We have experimental units in each major wine producing areas in order to provide references adapted to each regions’ specificities. Our facilities are composed of experimental vineyards and wineries, in relation with local networks of vinegrowers.
Our mission is to provide references and solutions for the wine industry, so we were very enthusiastic when the opportunity to participate in the BIOBESTicide project came up because it enables us to test and provide field trial results on an additional potential solution for vine growers to control in a more natural way the diseases they are faced with in the vineyard. In addition, this potential new biocontrol protection product is produced by reusing waste from the sugar industry, so we believe it is also beneficial for the environment and contributes to the sustainable development goals by encouraging the circular economy.
We are involved in testing the biocontrol product in the field, in real production conditions. IFV conducts field trials in several 3 different wine producing areas: Burgundy-Rhone Valley, Aquitaine and Loire Valley.
IFV aims to provide solutions for a more sustainable vineyard, to be able to continue production quality wine in a better environment. In the next 10 years, climate change will impact more and more the grape production and winemaking. So “sustainability”, “adaptability”, and “quality” are the three main challenges vineyards will need to face in the near future.
A year without climatic hazards for the wine industry and a lot of interesting trials in our fields!