Adaptation of agriculture to climate change (Section 2)
Grape, Grape and grape based food bioactives, Viticulture, fruit growing, production and research of grape and grape products, sustainable farming, adaptation to climate change, biotic and abiotic stress, climate change, drought stress, grapevine, heat stress, high temperature stress, irrigation, abiotic stress, water use efficiency, deficit irrigation, marginal water, saline water, modern growing techniques in vineyards, resistance to abiotic stress, resistance to biotic stress, stre, sustainable agriculture, water stress
NAME OF ORGANISATION:
University of Zagreb Faculty of Agriculture (Department of Viticulture and Enology)
TYPE OF ORGANISATION;
Secondary or Higher Education Establishment
NAME OF CONTACT PERSON:
ROLE OF CONTACT PERSON:
Assistent Professor / Coordinator of the Experimental Station Jazbina
We are looking to join a consortium on a project which would, among other, investigate tolerance of native grapevine varieties to biotic and abiotic stress (for example draught or heat stress), work on developing sustainable irrigation technologies in vineyards, modern viticulture technologies which enable grapevie to adapt to climate change.
DESCRIPTION OF YOUR ORGANISATION:
Faculty of Agriculture is dedicated to the education of highly qualified experts, development and broadening of professional knowledge in the field of agriculture and related sciences. Applying the highest academic standards we enable students to acquire competences based on the newest scientific knowledge, for the benefit of the society. The Vision of the Faculty of Agriculture is to strategically position itself in Croatian higher education and research area, as well as an internationally recognised and acclaimed research and teaching institution.
As part of the University of Zagreb, Faculty of Agriculture, the Jazbina Experimental Station has been in operation for more than 70 years. Indeed, the need for having such a facility established, and for introducing a practical, hands-on approach to education in agronomy, was deeply felt much earlier, by the founders of the school, which at the time was called the Faculty of Husbandry and Forestry.Today, Jazbina is, above all, a training ground for science and education with its primary mission being in educating students and future experts, and in promoting scientific research in the fields of viticulture and enology. The Station provides students with a unique opportunity for acquiring hands-on knowledge and experience. This practical teaching in the vineyard and in the cellar is a welcome change of pace, by providing an opportunity for students to leave the classroom, and enjoy nature and informal socializing while tending the land. It is no wonder that generations of the Faculty of Agriculture graduates have fond memories of their Jazbina experience. Here, the students can familiarize themselves with a number of different grape genotypes. One section of the vineyard has been planted with grape varieties that are typical, and commercially viable for this region, also with some table grape varieties, some cross-breeds, and there is also a smaller rootstock plantation. The National Collection of Autochthonous Grape Varieties has also been established here, with 120 genotypes, in order to protect and preserve all of the remaining Croatian grape varieties, with special attention and care given to those that are the most endangered. The Station also houses a well-equipped wine cellar, a grape-to-bottle processing facility, stainless steel fermentation tanks, storage tanks and oak barrels for wine aging. A small scale experimental wine cellar, with a modern micro- and mini-vinification system, serves scientific research needs and ensures controlled and standardized conditions for making experimental wines, thus making it suitable for enological evaluation of grape varieties and clones, and for conducting various technological experiments. While the Experimental Station is run by the Institute of Viticulture and Enology, whose staff members use it for conducting most of their research, it is open to all members of the Faculty of Agriculture and, in fact, successful interdisciplinary research has been conducted here in cooperation with experts in the fields of plant protection, genetics and plant selection, breeding and advances, microbiology, and various other fields associated with vine and wine. The courtyard building has a classroom for teaching and training sessions, various workshops and tasting room. Since Jazbina Station is part of the "Zagreb Wine Roads,” tastings are available, with prior arrangement, to anyone interested.
The Partnership for Research and Innovation in the Mediterranean Area will devise new R&I approaches to improve water availability and sustainable agriculture production in a region heavily distressed by climate change, urbanisation and population growth
The PRIMA programme is an Art.185 initiative supported and funded under Horizon 2020, the European Union’s Framework Programme for Research and Innovation.