Info, People Involved and Contact

The Vineyard of the Future (VoF) is a multinational project that aims to establish a fully instrumented vineyard using wireless connectivity and automated data gathering and analysis. This project aims to be also a test-bed for new technology and a trial site to investigate potential effects of climate change on Viticulture in Australia, Chile and Spain.

We are hoping to have good news in 2016 to add to The Vineyard of The Future initiative Universities from Italy, China and South Africa. Please check the news for these exciting developments.

Institutions involved:

1) The University of Adelaide (Australia) (VoF Leaders: Prof. Steve Tyerman and Dr Roberta De Bei)
2) The University of Melbourne (Australia) (International VoF Leader: Dr Sigfredo Fuentes)
3) The University of La Rioja (Spain) (VoF Leaders: Dr Javier Tardaguila and Dr Maria Paz Diago)
4) The University of Talca (Chile) (VoF Leaders: Prof. Samuel Ortega)

CONTACT:

Dr Sigfredo Fuentes (sfuentes@unimelb.edu.au)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Blog Editors: Dr Sigfredo Fuentes; Dr Roberta De Bei and Prof. Steve Tyerman

2 thoughts on “Info, People Involved and Contact

  1. I just read the recent interview about what VoF are doing in Australia. We have a very small vineyard in the Adelaide Hills and are interested in what you can offer that would be applicable to us. I am very time poor and fairly cash strapped so inexpensive or best of all free stuff would be top of my list (I note that your article said some free stuff is available). I grow, make and bottle our own wine under the brand name Tilbrook Estate and am always looking at how I can keep up with the better resourced vineyards. So any help would be much appreciated! Also has there been any advance on robotic pruners – this would be very helpful!!

    1. Have you checked in free tools that we have developed such as VitiCanopy? Just using your phone you can assess canopy vigour for canopy management. We are working hard to later on with the same App obtain quality parameters from berries just with a picture. This by associating canopy architecture with specific berry compounds, such as antioxidants, phenolics and colour (anthocyanins) among others.

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