A new project in fields4ever

A new partner has joined fields4ever, Kairos Vina, they will take action to recover the soil health through the project: State of microbiota in the field during different parts of the season, and the effects of inoculated mycorrhizal fungi in the vineyard.

Project explanation

Samples required and project description

This project is comprised of 10 soil samples, which have been granted as part of the fields4ever Initiative.

Description

This experiment will provide a benchmark and, as such, will help them to integrate a soil health systemic monitoring  into their workflow. Furthermore, if they could establish a direct link between the data obtained and the actual results, especially related with  building soil organic matter, they will progress much faster in their understanding of the soil.

Methodology

A BeCrop analysis will be  applied in two different periods, June and October, for a better understanding of soil microbiome in their vineyards.

Goals

  • Determinate the state of microbiota in those parts of the vineyard with degraded humus.
  • Determinate the dominance of Fungal or bacteria microorganisms.
  • Analysis of the potential of microbiota to increase the availability of compounds.
  • Determinate the situation in those parts that were inoculated with mycorrhizal fungi years ago.
  • Analyse differences in regards to different parts of the season.

The Vineyard is situated above Trogir- a small town safeguarded by one the most famous ancient Greek depictions of god Kairos.

Kairos vina are family-owned enterprise which was founded with plantation of our vineyard in 2008. We grow 6 red varietals on the slopes of a hill overlooking the central Dalmatia archipelago on Croatian Adriatic coast. The vineyard is under fully-certified organic regime since 2016.

The compamy permanently employs 6 people and during the viticulture seasson around 15 more as our vineyard operations are very labour intensive.

Head of the project

Ljubomir Jelavić

Director of Kairos Vina

Background in law and humanities. Director of family-owned wine production business based in central Dalmatia, Croatia (Kairos vina). Exploring the potentials of rural development in Dalmatia.

In that respect, betting on tech and design as drivers of systemic change.