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The Cavit winery cooperative, based in Ravina di Trento, has received the "Innovation Award" from Italy's innovation trade fair Smau in Milan. The award was given for Cavit's Pica technology platform, developed in 2010, which it uses to optimise the entire wine production process in order to conserve resources. Cavit is a second-degree winery cooperative with eleven wineries and 5,250 winegrowers. The annual turnover is 209.7 million euros, and about 80 percent of the production is exported.

Andrea Faustini, oenologist and scientific director of the Cavit agronomic team and the Pica project, explains: "The use of the platform has a positive impact on the entire process of vineyard management. It allows agronomists to assist winegrowers in their decision-making processes, such as choosing the best interventions and their timing. Thanks to this system, decision-making in the vineyard becomes easier and faster. In addition, precision viticulture enables the timely and needs-based use of plant protection products or emergency irrigation. This, in turn, has economic as well as environmental significance, as it reduces water consumption and optimises work processes."

(ru / Source and photo: Cavit)