Scientists of the Spanish National Research Council and their colleagues from the Georgian Scientific-Research Centre of Agriculture have launched a joint project to study Georgian vine varieties and combat plant diseases.
The Centre said on Wednesday visiting professionals from the Spanish body had taken vine samples for analysis to examine the Georgian varieties’ gene pool and conduct a genetic study of local vine types.
Detecting vine diseases prevalent in the South Caucasus region and holding joint studies on the phytosanitary aspect of the plants are also included in the project. Photo: Georgian Scientific-Research Centre of Agriculture
The foreign researchers also visited the ampelographic collection of vines in Georgia’s central-eastern village of Jighaura, where the Centre’s experimental base of perennial crops is located.
The visit of the researchers was supported by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation, the Centre said.