Swiss researchers have discovered fungal molecules in lignified vine branches that can slow the progression of mildiou, oidium and gray rot, all three dreaded fungal diseases in the vineyard. The Research Station Agroscope Changins-Wädenswil in Switzerland will now try to develop a new pesticide based on these molecules.
The project is financed by a very prestigious group of wine chateaux in Bordeaux, according to La Vigne: Châteaux Ausone, Cheval Blanc, Haut-Brion, Lafite-Rothschild, Latour, Margaux, Mouton Rothschild, Yquem and Pétrus.
Now if you have a little money to spare (as they no doubt do) this seems to be a great way to spend them.
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