Radio frequency identification (RFID) systems seems to be the new challenge for developing traceability programs in agriculture, as widely illustrate in other fields of applications, i.e. logistic, animal identification or environmental monitoring. In grapevine nursery sector, this technology could be useful for increasing consumer fidelity, i.e. thanks to the possibility to check the “history” of grapevines used for producing a wine, besides assist the logistic e production phase of farming process. In our trial we are evaluating the effects on growth due to the implementation of microchips into grapevine, and developing an effective procedure for online managing of information associated to chips. The trial was carried out from 2007 in Vivai New Plants, Cenaia (Pisa, Italy) considering five different clones supplied by Associazione Toscana Costitutori Viticoli (TOS.CO.VIT., San Piero a Grado, Pisa, Italy; www.toscovit.it). Clones (Sangiovese I-SS-F9-A5-48, Prugnolo gentile I-Bruscello, Colorino I-US-FI-PI-10, Trebbiano toscano I-S. Lucia 12 and Vernaccia di S. Gimignano I-VP6) were grafted on rootstock 1103P, inserting the microchips (Transponder Glass TAG) by two different procedures actually under monitoring. The first one concern a TAG inserting into plantlet medulla, while the second one involved a specific machine for providing the insertion under bark. Each TAG inserted into plantlet is identified by a number readable by a Palm-PC, linked to a simplified identification file. To consult a complete grapevine identification file, attached by technical information, the users (farmers, consumers) can access to a website, actually under construction, and enter into an online database, using the identification number supplied by Palm-PC.
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