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IVES 9 IVES Conference Series 9 Impact of seaweeds extracts applied to grapevine cv Tempranillo

Impact of seaweeds extracts applied to grapevine cv Tempranillo


Grapevine is one of the most-frequently phytosanitary treated crop systems. Consequently, restrictions have been applied by the European Commission on the number of pesticide treatments and the maximum quantity of copper fungicides allowed per year. Moreover, there is a need and an increasing demand for more ecological-sustainable agricultural products.
Seaweeds are currently used as fertilizers in viticulture, as they have been proven to be beneficial in several ways related to growth and nutrition. In addition, some seaweeds have shown to induce resistance towards phytopathogenic organisms by stimulating the natural defenses of grapevines.
In this work two seaweed extracts, one from Ulva ohnoi and one from Rugulopteryx okamurae, have been tested in Tempranillo plants in an open-field experiment in Jerez de la Frontera. The goal was to describe their impact on grapequality and microbial ecology.
Interestingly, while treatments did not enhance grape yield, significant differences were found in shoot length and grape composition. Both seaweeds promoted the accumulation of tannins, while anthocyanins were significantly higher only in Ulva treated grapes. Grapes fungal and bacterial identification is being conducted to determine whether seaweeds alter the abundances of important taxa from the winemaking viewpoint.
This is the first field trial applying extracts from the invasive seaweed Rugulopteryx okamurae in grapevine, and while the experiment should be repeated on time, this seaweed extract is sought to be a promising solution meeting viticultural demands. At the same time, its use in agriculture could contribute to decreasing the algae accumulation from our coasts.


Publication date: June 13, 2024

Issue: Open GPB 2024

Type: Poster


Juan José Cordoba-Granados1, Asier Cámara2, Rocío Gutierrez-Escobar1, María Jesús Jiménez-Hierrro1, María Isabel Fernandez-Marin1, Belén Puertas García1, Iratxe Zarraonaindia2,3, Emma Cantos-Villar1*

1 Instituto de Investigación y Formación Agraria y Pesquera (IFAPA) Rancho de la Merced, Consejería de Agricultura, Pesca, Agua y Desarrollo Rural, Junta de Andalucía, Cádiz, Spain
2 Department of Genetics, Physical Anthropology and Animal Physiology, Faculty of Science and Technology, University of the Basque Country Universidad del País Vasco/Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea (UPV/EHU), Leioa (Bizkaia), Spain
3 IKERBASQUE, Basque Foundation for Science, Bilbao, Spain

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quality, polyphenols, microbiome, Ulva ohnoi, Rugulopteryx okamurae


IVES Conference Series | Open GPB | Open GPB 2024


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