2010 Symposium: Challenges in Northern Wine Regions

Challenges in Northern Wine Regions, 9 April 2010 in Remich, Luxembourg – Viticulture in cool climate regions like the BeNeLux, faces a number of challenges for which specific solutions are to be found:

  • How will climate change affect the production of grapes?
  • What are the most adapted varieties?
  • How to cope with pests, in particular with fungal diseases?
  • How to improve quality?
  • What about alternative markets such as organic viticulture or fungi-resistant table grapes?

The BeNeLux Society for Horticultural Science (BNL-SHS), together with the Administration des Services Techniques de l’Agriculture, the Institut Viti-Vinicole the Société Nationale d’Arboriculture et d’Horticulture du Grand-Duché de Luxembourg (SNAH) and the Centre de Recherche Public – Gabriel Lippmann, has the pleasure to invite you to a symposium addressing these topics. The symposium will be held on Friday, 9 April 2010 at the CENTRE DE FORMATION ET DE SEMINAIRES (CEFOS), 12, rue du Château, L-5516 Remich, Luxembourg www.cefos.lu

Please register at horticulture@asta.etat.lu and make the bank transfer before 24 March

Since the number of places in the conference room is limited, the registration will be done on a first come, first served basis. The registration fee, which includes lunch, amounts to € 30.-, without lunch € 20. Members of the BeNeLux-SHS will be granted a € 5.- discount. For students, the fee including lunch is € 20.-, or € 5.- without lunch. Please transfer the money to the Post bank account of the SNAH in Luxembourg, IBAN LU35 1111 0119 9968 0000, the BIC/SWIFT code is CCPLLULL. The address of the Post bank is P&T Cheques Postaux, L-1090, Luxembourg. (for details on how to reach the venue or where to stay see the symposium announcement).

Download the symposium announcement (pdf format)

Download the registration form (Microsoft Word format)


  • 8.45 Registration & welcome coffee
  • 9.15 Welcome of the participants (Leon Wietor, ASTA; Robert Bogers, president of the BNLSHS)
  • 9.30 Introduction and Presentation of the Luxembourgish vine region (Danièle Evers, CRP-Gabriel Lippmann)
  • 10.00 Impact of climate change on the vegetation in Luxembourg (Jürgen Junk, CRP-Gabriel Lippmann)
  • 10.35 Coffee break
  • 10.50 Impact of the climate conditions on viticulture in the upper Moselle region (Steffi Urhausen, University of Bonn)
  • 11.20 Control of grey mold by fungicide and gibberellic-acid inhibitor (REGALIS®) applications in combination with viticultural measures in Pinot Gris, Pinot Noir, Pinot Blanc (Danièle Evers, CRP-Gabriel Lippmann)
  • 12:00 Lunch break
  • 13.30 Organic viticulture (Serge Fischer, IVV)
  • 14.00 Fungi-resistant table grapes and grape juice production (Alfons Klippel, DLR Mosel)
  • 14.30 Optical selection of rotten grapes (Matthias Porten, DLR Mosel)
  • 15.15 Presentation and wine tasting of early ripening traditional and fungi-resistant varieties for cool climates. (Serge Fischer, IVV)
  • 15.45 Riesling wine – Influence of the soil and yield on the quality of Riesling wine with tasting. (Dipl. Ing Harald Beck, Bernard Massard)
  • 16.15 End of the symposium
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