Average global temperatures projections show a rise of 3–5 °C by 2100. A changing climate can result in unprecedented extreme weather and climate events, affecting ecosystem processes such as primary production and plant species distribution and abundance. It may also alter plant diseases since the rate at which pathogens evolve and overcome host resistance may increase.
Abiotic factors such as temperature affect host susceptibility to pathogens and pathogen aggressiveness. Therefore, interactions between plant resistance traits and abiotic stress tolerance may represent the most substantial impact of climate change (CC) on plant productivity.
The objectives of VitiSmart are:
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