Work Packages

MiDiVine work pakages interdependencies

Leader :

Prof. Aziz AZIZ, University of Reims, France

Objectives :

coordinate and validate the project development and results, and ensure that financial and administrative procedures are respected. This WP will ensure an efficient communication and coordination between all partners of this project with the organisation of project meetings (at least every 6 months). Ensure that the project progresses in agreement with the work plan, with regard to implementation of activities, overall progress, milestones, deliverables, and use of resources, monitor identified research risks and manage contingency planning. Management of the results as well as of the Intellectual Properties and further commercial exploitations (in agreement with the consortium). This WP will be finely linked with the scientific strategy to coordinate annual and final activitiy reports, and also to guarantee the publication of the results.

Deliverables :

  • D0.1. Consortium agreement and Kick-off meeting report
  • D0.2. Project management (M3).
  • D0.3. Annual progress/ activity reports
  • D0.4. Final report.
  • D0.5. Mid-term and final Dissemination Reports

Leader :

Prof. Mounira HARBI, INRAT, Tunisia

Objectives :

This WP aims to exploit grapevine genetic diversity to identify the most tolerant cultivars in association with the different components of their environment (microbial diversity, soil types, and practices). More resilient cultivars to diseases and drought stress are required, thus a screening of various cultivars or clones of cultivars is envisaged. Thermal and hyperspectral imaging will be used as a non-destructive tool for early diagnosis of biotic and abiotic stresses.

Deliverables :

  • D1.1. Report for phenotyping grapevine varieties for adaptation to drought stress
  • D1.2. A ranking list of varieties with respect to drought tolerance
  • D1.3. Report for phenotyping grapevine varieties with respect to disease resistance
  • D1.4. Report for infection and survaival analysis of P. chlamydospora in various genotypes
  • D1.5. A ranking list of varieties/genotypes more resistant to aerial and trunk diseases

Leader :

Prof. Nikolaos TZORTZAKIS, Cyprus University of Technology, Cyprus

Objectives :

This WP aims to examine and improve the current agricultural practices in Mediterranean vineyards (including specific covers and service plants) and provide adaptation strategies at the vineyard level for water use efficiency and disease managements. These strategies will enhance soil restoration and fertility while maintaining grape and wine quality standards.

Deliverables :

  • D2.1. List of tolerant cultivars and beneficial practices
  • D2.2. Report on microbial and cultivation practices interaction
  • D2.3. Guidebook regarding soil management treatments within selected vineyards
  • D2.4. Description of the soil microbial community by a metataxonomic study

Leader :

Prof. Ana Margarida FORTES, FcienciasID, University of Lisbon, Portugal

Objectives :

This WP aims to characterize plant microbial diversity adapted to various environmental conditions and cultivars and to develop microbial assemblage associated to tolerant/resistant cultivars and beneficial practices. There is emerging evidence for the contention that the presence of a particular microbiome can affect not only the growth and plant health, but also their ability to cope with environmental stresses, thus enhancing plant fitness. In this WP we will characterize the grapevine microbiome from selected cultivars provided by WP1 with selected beneficial practices from WP2, with the aim to unravel the plethora of functions that are expressed by this microbiome in vineyard.

Deliverables :

  • D3.1. Report on the impact of irrigation regimes in shaping soil and grape microbiome
  • D3.2. List of soil and root microbial diversity associated with resilient cultivars
  • D3.3. Data on the influence of terroir on grape microbiome and grape quality (metabolic profiles)

Leader :

Prof. El-Hassan ACHBANI, INRA Meknes, Morocco

Objectives :

This WP aims to characterize functional microbial diversity (FMD) according to its plant benefits in improving growth, tolerance to drought stress and protection against pathogens.

Deliverables :

  • D4.1. A ranking list of beneficial microbial assemblages that improve plant protection against
  • pathogens
  • D4.2. Report on the impacts of covers on the effectiveness of selected microbial consortia
  • D4.3. List of efficient microbial assemblage against diseases under stress conditions
  • D4.4. Effectiveness, root colonization and persistence of FMD under different conditions

Leader :

Prof. Aziz AZIZ, University of Reims, France

Objectives :

This WP aims to understand mechanisms involved in microbiome efficiency towards grapevine diseases under selected agro-ecological conditions in order to mitigate the undesirable effect of biotic and abiotic stresses. The ultimate objective is to provide winegrowers and farmers with short-term sustainable viticultural practices to promote a functional microbial diversity and thus to cope with pathogens under water shortage scenario, with respect of environmental quality.

Deliverables :

  • D5.1. Delivery of the best association between FMD and resistant cultivars
  • D5.2. Providing data on physiological and molecular profiles of grapevine associated to the enhanced resistance by selected FMD under drought stress
  • D5.3. Identification of the molecular mechanisms involved in priming of grapevine defense
  • D5.4. Demonstrate how priming defense responses by efficient FMD is affected by water stress

Leader :

Dr. Alicia POU, Institute of Grapevine and Wine Sciences, Spain

Objectives :

This WP aims to evaluate the selected functional microbial diversity (FMD) derived from previous WPs and applied in situ for plant growth benefits and improved adaptation to drought stress and pathogenic attack.

Deliverables :

  • D6.1. Report on the biomass production of microbial diversity and application
  • D6.2. Data on the impacts of FMD on drought stress adaptation
  • D6.3. Data on the impacts of FMD on disease protection
  • D6.4. Data on the impacts of FMD on grapevine physiology and agronomic traits

Leader :

Dr. Vassilios LITSKAS, Sustainability Metrics, Cyprus

Objectives :

This WP aims to evaluate the impacts of selected functional microbial diversity (FMD) derived from previous WPs when applied on grapevines cultivars subjected to abiotic or biotic stress and their effects on socio economic and environmental aspects

Deliverables :

  • D7.1. Report on the socioeconomic impacts
  • D7.2. Report and scientific publication on the environmental impacts

Leader :

Prof. Nikolaos TZORTZAKIS, Cyprus University of Technology, Cyprus

Objectives :

This WP aims to produce a sound dissemination plan to involve farmer organizations, SMEs and others stakeholders to provide secure technology transfer and best viticultural practices and guidelines. In order to reach these objectives, the Coordinator will engage a Dissemination and Technology Manager (DTM), who will act in collaboration with the Coordinator and the WP8 Leader.

Deliverables :

  • D8.1. Project website
  • D8.2. Publicity material
  • D8.3. Workshops
  • D8.4. International Symposium
  • D8.5. Technical seminars/meetings
  • D8.6. Scientific publications/conference participation with the results of all the WPs.