Agrea Centro Studi


Our publications

Below is a list of the latest publications. Click on the button below to consult all the history of the work carried out by Agrea in chronological order.

Pest status, biology, control, an information sheet and AGREA’s work in the field.

Erasmoneura vulnerata has been present for years in the European vineyards, the first report in Europe occurred in the province of Treviso. Here is a contribution to the chemical and biological control.

We provide an interesting work with the contribution of AGREA, on the “state of the art” of a kiwi disease, 8 years after its appearance in Italy.

How important is the irrigation strategy to manage the disease?

The first multidisciplinary approaches (2012-2015) in the study of this complex disease of kiwifruit.

Fortunately, the relationship between Brown marmorated stink bug, vine and wine is not so close. Here’s why:

Among the publications of the AGREA research team, the Brown marmorated stink bug theme is always very present.

The monitoring experience of the Brown marmorated stink bug (Halyomorpha halys) in the Verona area is continuing.

Drosophila suzukii has become a key pest on cherry, strawberry, small fruits. Integrated pest management is essential for this type of pest, let’s see why.

Evidence of containment of Drosophila in fruit-growing areas.

Presence and damage from Drosophila suzukii in the vineyards of Valpolicella, influenced by the altitude and proximity to wooded edges.

Reported for the first time in Italy in 2004 on mulberry and then spread to apple, pear and peach tree, Pseudococcus comstocki appeared in the Verona and Vicenza districts, with direct and indirect damage.

Planoccoccus ficus is expanding in the Italian wine-growing areas. In this contribution there are the results of the experimentation on mating disruption applied to this dangerous pest.

They are two absolutely impacting diseases, the causes of which are currently being studied in AGREA.

Scaphoideus titanus, vector of the flavescence dorée, is described here in its morphology and biology, in relation to the need for control measures.

It is also worth reading some research and reflections on these diseases even after many years, so as not to forget what the technical advice was then and why today we are back almost to the same point.

The arrival on the market of effective natural active substances must be seen positively, also with regard to residuality in wines.

The control of downy mildew can be optimized with the help of adequate cultivation techniques.

Tests carried out by AGREA in Verona, Treviso and Pordenone in 2015.

The introduction into the agro-ecosystem of some non-productive plant species (ecological infrastructures) has been demonstrated as an element capable of favoring many beneficial arthropods. Among the agro-ecological practices to be carried out in the company, a leading role is represented by the use of nectar plants.

Educational and popular series of articles, here the first article of a series published in “L’Informatore Agrario”

Disorientation in the control against grape berry moth. Two scientific contributions from AGREA on the subject.

The mating disruption in the control against the grape berry moth. Experimental trials of AGREA.

The fourth generation in the grape berry moth life cycle, another consequence of global climate change.

Mathematical models on Lobesia botrana, a continuous collaboration between AGREA, CNR and international research institutes.

Use of aerosol pheromones against grape berry moths.

Experimental trials in AGREA on vine powdery mildew.

Interesting study on the biocontrol agents of Phyllocnistis vitegenella which demonstrates how the species complex is extensive and varied, limiting the cases of harmfulness to particular years.

Joint observations by various technicians and researchers, including AGREA, conducted since 2015 in Veneto and Friuli-Venezia Giulia, on this alien beetle recently introduced in Europe.

An AGREA experimentation with cupric products on melon in greenhouses has clearly shown that copper has a notable effect in the control of powdery mildew if …

AGREA has developed a new experimental semi-field method for evaluating the effectiveness of larvicides in the control of mosquitoes.

With this method AGREA conducted an experimental test with interesting results.

A few years after this research on natural limiters, the balance in the relationship between pests and natural limiters is still unclear.