Trapview, electronic delta trap for remote monitoring of moths

In our winery in Sequals, two electronic traps have been applied to control moths in the vineyards treated with the green technique called “sexual confusion”. The device takes daily pictures of the sticky plate with insect placed in the trap and sends them via GPRS connection to ERSA ( regional agency for rural development) in Pordenone. The device is self-sufficient in the field because it is powered by a battery that is charged with solar panels, fixed on a pole.

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Our Sequals vineyards … Greener and Greener!

As we already did in the Adige Valley, we started using the “Sexual Confusion” technique in our vineyards in Sequals, Friuli as well. In order to test this technique in the area of Grave in the Friuli region , three wineries have been selected this year by “Ersa”( Regional Institute for Agricultural Development in Friuli) and by the Consortium of DOC Friuli Grave wines and our winery was among them. The pheromone diffusers for mating disruption of moths , have

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Our green mission is going on

On Thursday 20th February at Cantina Sociale in Rivalta (Adige Valley),we talked about the results of the “Sexual Confusion” tecnique that we, together with other vine growers of the area, have been testing in some of the Adige Valley vineyards during 2013. “Sexual Confusion” is a viticultural practice that aims at protecting the vineyards from some insects without the need to spray insecticides but using a less dangerous method instead, consisting is spreading a pheromone, the same which is produced

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Sexual confusion in Valdadige

abstract and translation by Egle Capilupi – The Adige Valley in the province of Verona, as well as Trentino and Valpolicella, have embraced the green technique of “sexual confusion” in order to defeat the “Lobesia Botrana”. This is an insect affecting grape varieties with compact bunches like pinot grigio, pinot bianco and pinot nero. The “Lobesia” is mainly responsible for mould like Botrytis, damaging  the harvest and grape quality every year.The traditional methods used in the vineyards to fight this

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Four hundred years amongst vineyards and an infinite passion for wine. The history of the Armani family and that of viticulture in the Adige Valley, between the provinces of Trento and Verona, have been evolving together, without interruption, for more than 4 centuries. Today  “Albino Armani Viticoltori dal 1607” means territory, or rather territories. The historical property in Dolcè, in the Adige Valley in the province of Verona, is one of 3 wineries located in the region Veneto: one other is to be found in Marano, in the Valpolicella Classico area, and one  in the province of Treviso, in San Polo di Piave, where our biodynamic wines are produced. Two more wineries are located in the regions Trentino and Friuli. All five wineries watch over their territories, vinifying the grapes of the surrounding vineyards. In each of them the common thread is a terroir reflecting its specific particular character in the wines springing from its soil. The headquarters remain in Dolcè, where the “Conservatoria”, a project for safeguarding local grape varieties in danger of extinction, can be visited.