Practical in the vineyard

Handling of cover crops

Handling of cover crops

Cover crops can be used in various ways in the course of the growing season. The selection of a suitable method depends on various factors that may include the following, inter alia: the vigour of the grapevines, ground water levels, incidence of frost, incidence of...

Organic grapes and wines

The increase in the consumption of organic wines is more than for non-organic wines. It leads to the question whether that is the main reason why cellars produce organic wines, or do they do it for scientific reasons to be more environmental friendly In Europe the...
The role of millipedes, ants and other arthropods in the dispersal of fungal pathogens associated with Petri disease and esca

The role of millipedes, ants and other arthropods in the dispersal of fungal pathogens associated with Petri disease and esca

Introduction Petri disease and esca are two of the most important grapevine trunk diseases that compromise the sustainability of viticulture worldwide. Petri disease is caused by Phaeomoniella chlamydospora and Phaeoacremonium species, while esca is caused by...