WINE-OCHRA RISK

Project Title
Risk Assessment and Integrated Ochratoxin A (OTA) management in grape and wine
Project Type
Internacional / Public
Funding Body
Funding Program
FP5-LIFE QUALITY
Reference
QLK1-CT-2001-01761
Funding
  • CEB: 158 832,00
  • Total: 1 860 795,00
Start
01-05-2001
End
31-10-2005
Partnership
Catholic University of Sacred Heart - Piacenza, CNR-Istitute de Tossine e Micotossine de Parassiti Vegetali e CAVIRO (Itália); Cabi BioScience e Cranfield University (UK); Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, Universitate de Lleida e Institut Catalá de la Vinya i el Vi (Spain); Agricultural University of Athens (Greece); ARO-The Volcani Center (Israel); Institut Nationale Polytechnique de Toulouse (France)
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Abstract

Trans-European populations of OTA producing fungi will be identified and characterised, their infection cycle will be described, especially in relation to their ecological requirements. In order to define the sources of contamination, the ecological conditions favourable for fungal infection and OTA production will be described and possible preventive actions will be studied. Corrective action will also be taken into account during grape storage and/or processing. Field data will be processed following a geostatistical approach for draw risk maps. Decision Support System (DSS) will be elaborated to optimise preventive actions.