Integrated Protection in Viticulture


Viticulture, IPM, guidelines, pests, diseases, natural enemies, epidemiology, forecast, modelisation, side effects of pesticides, weed control, soil management

Convenor HOFFMANN Christoph
Liaison-Officer MAZZI Dominique


The group was set up in 1974. It comprises approximately 120 active scientists.


The activities are organised within 3 subgroups:


The goal is to promote and coordinate research on integrated control strategies in viticulture which reduce inputs of pesticides and maximize the effects of natural enemies, thereby minimizing impacts on the environment.


The group meets as a whole every two years, whereas the subgroups can meet more frequently depending on the progress made by the participants.
The main research activities concern :

  • biology of insects
  • biological and biotechnical control methods
  • spider mites - sucking insects - predacious mites - host plant interactions
  • epidemiology of diseases and forecast modelling
  • side effects of pesticides on beneficials
  • rational use of herbicides and green covers
  • biodiversity in viticulture


Creation of a network to observe and experiment parameters which govern epidemic developments of diseases. Validation of forecast models. Collaboration with ETIC (European Training in Integrated Crop Protection) for technology transfer. Establishment of IOBC guidelines for Integrated Production in viticulture.

The results of the working group's activities are published in the IOBC-WPRS Bulletin:

Meeting 2019, 05-08 November, Vila Real, Portugal: Video & group photo

IOBC-WPRS meeting of the Working Group on "Integrated Protection and Production in Viticulture", 05.-08.11.2019, Vila Real, Portugal
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IOBC-WPRS meeting of the Working Group on "Integrated Protection and Production in Viticulture", 20-23 October 2015, Vienna, Austria.
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Meeting 2013, 13-17 October, in Ascona, Switzerland.
IOBC-WPRS Working Group "Integrated Protection and Production in Viticulture", Ascona, Switzerland, 2013
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Meeting 2007, 25-27 October, in Marsala, Italy:
WG Meeting 2007, Marsala, Italy
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