16 May 2012

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Prevention of vine diseases, Elisa is born


“Elisa”, or Enzyme-linked immunoassay. It is the name of the IRVOS laboratory which was inaugurated a few days ago in Canicattì. “This is a very important reality – explains manager Gianni Giardina – as it represents an indispensable tool for virological analyzes on vines and soils”.

Curling, curling, infectious spotting are just some of the very widespread diseases in the Italian grape basin. The only way to avoid the death of entire plots of land is prevention, therefore controls. And from today all this is reality. “Prevention is one of the aspects – comments the general director Dario Cartabellotta, who spoke during the inauguration – that the institute is trying to strengthen to support producers and help them obtain a quality wine”. Biologist Enza Nucera will be in charge of the tests.

On the occasion of the inauguration, certificates were also given to the twenty-five participants, coming from Catania and Mazara del Vallo, in the "Wine and foreign markets: strategy and communication" course. A successful experience that is part of IRVOS's attention to the territory, aimed at training workers in the wine sector, which doubles. In fact, you have time until May 31st 2012 to join the course that will be held in Marsala on 7th and 8th September or the one that will be held in Catania on 14th and 15th September. You need to send an email, complete with names, to the following email address: [email protected]. For further information you can contact the following numbers: 330.692321 (oenologist Gianni Giardina) – 0923.737512 (dr. Giuseppe Russo – Marsala) – 330.677720 (dr. Salvo Giuffrida – Catania)

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