The Biodivigna Project ended on June 24, 2024 with the last activity of a long journey that began two years ago. A project that wants to sow the seeds of the beginning of a new mentality, a new way of farming, certainly not easy and always evolving, but which has also become the only viable way possible for a sustainable planet without giving up high quality products while respecting the vineyard, the soil and nature.

Training and information are becoming increasingly important to achieve this goal, and this is why the Biodivigna Project has been crucial. Implemented thanks to the University of Milan and the Sata Group, who have put their experience and preparation at everyone’s disposal, it has involved an important group of professionals. The direction was fielded by Mila Pifferi and Armando Colombi, and the last action benefited from the special hospitality of Tenuta Frecciarossa in Casteggio.

The last planned action was the “Examination of three Oltrepadani sites for observation and control on the spread of moths in and out of confusion area.” In the area of pest management, the issue of sexual confusion has been addressed, even in theory. The Project closed the proceedings with a field demonstration of monitoring methods useful for understanding the real meaning of damage threshold, the usefulness and convenience of widespread territorial understanding for completely impact-free protection against precisely one of the insects.

Fabiano Giorgi, president of the District commented thus, “This last field activity concluded a very significant and important path for the Wine District, which as the lead agency of the Biodivigna project has been committed to spreading good soil and vineyard conservation practices. There is a lot of talk today about sustainability, but we decided to treat the topic seriously and at a high level, collaborating with the University of Milan. Our goal was to disseminate, nationwide, information and good habits to make people understand that through the integration of informative and demonstrative actions, gestures, and manual skills, it is possible to manage the vineyard in a sustainable way.”

The project had kicked off on Nov. 21, 2022, organized by the Distretto del Vino di Qualità dell’Oltrepò Pavese in collaboration with the University of Milan: it included 12 streaming seminars and 5 field activities, free of charge, the heart of the Distretto’s technical, theoretical and practical dissemination plan for the whole country. The goal was to convey good soil and vineyard conservation practices in the name of programmatic and shared sustainability. Viticulturists, agronomists, technicians, winemakers, and practitioners were called to participate to initiate a turnaround and address climate change. The seminars and demonstration activities also provided training accreditation for agricultural experts, agronomists and oenologists.

Source Distretto del Vino di Qualità Oltrepò Pavese