ARACNE aims to build a knowledge bank for the Silk Innovation Ecosystems in Cevennes, Murcia, Padua, Soufli, Tbilisi, Vratsa, and in the context of the European Neighbourhood Policy for a better understanding of European silk-related arts, culture, genetics, landscape, production, industrial and built heritage and values.
For this reason, the project aims to identify the old mulberry tree varieties scattered in various germplasm collections in different European countries, considering all the taxonomical and phytogeographical information, their morphological characteristics and all the possible diseases and pests. An application is necessary for this purpose as it will allow the collection of significant amounts of data and the possibility of being able to use and disseminate them.
A guide provides all the necessary information to use the MorusAPP which was created to identify old mulberry (Morus sp.) varieties in the different European countries by entering visual observations of individual mulberry trees. The MorusAPP will be also used to extract information about the ancient mulberry trees and to place them in an ARCGIS Map.
November – January
Meetings with experts
January – February
Meeting with ArcGIS and MorusAPP expert
February – May
Field research by students
Map Finishing and Presentation
Competition for the best mulberry map