Acronym PALM
Name Predictive Model of Downy Mildew by Evolutionary Synthesis
Funding Reference PAMAF 6147
Dates 1997|2000

The development of a state machine model related to the biologic states of the fungus Plamopara viticola and it adaptation by evolutionary synthesis to the local/regional behaviour of the fungus, climatic characteristics and cultural practice.
The adaptation results may suggest relationships of the dynamic development of the fungus and its interactions with the host for further research and confirmation.
The model enables the stablishment of optimal protection strategies and the simulation of hypothetic climateric and treatment scenarios.

Research Groups Evolutionary Systems and Biomedical Engineering Lab (LaSEEB)
Project Partners Direcção Regional de Agricultura de Trás-os -Montes - DRATM (Mirandela, Portugal), Associação para o Desenvolvimento da Viticultura Duriense - ADVID (Peso da Régua, Portugal)
ISR/IST Responsible
Agostinho Rosa