The University of Teramo from 2013 to 2017 has been actively working within the scientific research team funded by the European cooperative for science and technology (COST), with the aim of developing sustainable methods of controlling the diseases of wood from the lives attributable to the complex of Esca disease.
From this great work-study, made up of tests, laboratory tests and field tests, we obtained the first scientific publications attesting to the effectiveness of natural formulations able to contrast and greatly reduce the symptoms of the grapevine leaf stripe disease symptoms (esca complex).
Below are the research documents published by Prof. F. Calzarano of the CdS Viticoltura e Enologia of the Faculty of BioSciences of the University of Teramo on Phytopathologia Mediterranea – International Scientific Journal published by MPU Mediterranean Phytopathological Union, affiliated with ICGTD (International Council on grapevine trunk diseases) affiliated and funded by COST.
“Grapevine leaf stripe disease symptoms (esca complex) are reduced by a nutrients and seaweed mixture”
Phytopathologia Mediterranea (2014) 53, 3, 543-558.
“Further evidence that calcium, magnesium and seaweed mixtures reduce grapevine leaf stripe symptoms and increase grape yield”
Phytopathologia Mediterranea (2018) 57, 3, 459-471
UniTeramo supported by scientific research, has patented a mixture of effective natural compounds.
In 2018 NDG Group won the tender issued by the University of Teramo, winning the exclusive license for the development and commercial exploitation of the Italian patent No. 102014902238891, currently being extended in Europe (deposit No. EP15157207.0 of 02 March 2015), granted by the Italian Patent and Trademark Office on 21/06/2016, to the University of Teramo, entitled:
“Use of compounds aimed at containing the symptoms of a known disease of one of the main agricultural crops”
The action of this mixture acts effectively in the reduction of the symptoms of diseases of the Esca della grave complex.
“It optimizes the physiological processes of treated vines, which result in significant increases in the quantity and quality of production, both of healthy plants and those affected by the disease, and the ability in the latter to modulate the plant’s response to the factors responsible for the expression of the grapevine leaf stripe symptoms, determining the significant reduction of this manifestation and the qualitative and quantitative losses of the product. “(University of Teramo)