Risk assessment and integrated ochratoxin A (OTA) management in grape and wine - WINE-OCHRA RISK

  • Cabañes Saenz, Francisco Javier (Principal Investigator)
  • Abarca Salat, M. Lourdes (Investigator)
  • Bragulat Arara, Maria Rosa (Investigator)
  • Castella Gomez, Gemma (Investigator)
  • David Dent (Investigator)
  • Domingo Valiente (Investigator)
  • LEMOS PINTO LEAO, Maria Cecilia (Investigator)
  • Mr. Zazinelli (Investigator)
  • PORTA-CASANELLAS, Jaume (Investigator)
  • ROSE, Suzanne (Investigator)
  • Roland Morancho (Investigator)
  • Secondo Ricci (Investigator)
  • Sotirios Aggelides (Investigator)
  • VISCONTI, Angelo (Investigator)
  • Yitzhac Spiegel (Investigator)

Project Details


Trans-European populations of OTA producing fungi will be identified and characterised, their infection cycle will be described, especially in relation to their ecological requirements. In order to define the sources of contamination, the ecological conditions favourable for fungal infection and OTA production will be described and possible preventive actions will be studied. Corrective action will also be taken into account during grape storage and/or processing. Field data will be processed following a geostatistical approach for draw risk maps. A Decision Support System (DSS) will be elaborated to optimise preventive actions.
Effective start/end date1/05/0130/04/05

Collaborative partners

  • CAB International
  • Institut Catala de la Vinya i el Vi
  • University of Minho
  • Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore (University Cattolica del Sacro Cuore) (UCSC) (lead)
  • Universitat de Lleida (UdL)
  • Institut National Polytechnique de Toulouse
  • Cranfield University
  • Caviro Scarl
  • Agricultural University of Athens
  • National Research Council of Italy
  • The Agricultural Research Organization (ARO)


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