Botrytis prevention is key to all viticulture experts wishing to grow healthy bunches of grapes. The presence of botrytis can be assessed at any phenology stage of vine growth, even dormancy. Of course, good results could be obtained on-site, by taking large, representative samples. However, new precision innovations are available to support viticulturists in their plant protection directives by providing remote access to vineyard and microclimate monitoring.
SmartVineyard system was designed to detect the presence of – among other diseases – Botrytis cinerea in the vineyard. The information captured by precision sensors is used to predict the severity of the disease via intuitive charts and graphs that are easy to access through your web browser.
SmartVineyard users have the opportunity to monitor their grapes, receive disease predictions with a help of a computer from veraison to harvest. Besides botrytis forecasting, this solution incorporates rapid assessment of other infections, such as downy mildew, powdery mildew, or black rot.