Area D is concerned with the development of concepts to optimize networking, transparency and the information flow between actors from research and practice, in order to accelerate knowledge and technology transfer in the field of organic crop protection.
To this end, the cooperation of the various research institutions is to be promoted and the participation of wineries and businesses in the research process made possible. Transfer points for knowledge and information are to be identified and existing networks expanded.
This project website has already been implemented and an interactive exchange platform in the form of a web application will be developed and made available to all project partners and all interested parties. This will enable a direct exchange within and between the systems during the project duration. Thus, everyone, researchers as well as winemakers, will have the possibility to receive and evaluate each other’s suggestions.
Already during the project period, by means of events (including fora, seminars, workshops, and field days) findings and results from the thematic areas can be communicated with the applied viticulture sector which in turn feeds back into Area D, which structures and processes the information and communicates it with the respective research institutions. Through this intensive, timely transfer of knowledge, practical and application-oriented research is assured.
Furthermore, multipliers will be trained, working materials will be prepared and a concept for education and continued education will be developed. The contents and results from all topics areas are prepared for specific target groups and fed into the information channels of the practice, research, consulting and business sectors.
It is also planned to form a Practice Research Network with a focus on “Crop Protection in Organic Viticulture.” At the end of the project period, there shall be available a practical action concept for winegrowers to further reduce the use of copper in the organic viticulture.
Dienstleistungszentrum Ländlicher Raum Rheinpfalz (DLR-RP): Charlotte.Hardt@dlr.rlp.de