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Stricter rules in Austria for spraying with copper

Organic producers are criticized for their use of copper in the vineyards. The EU allows 6 kilograms of copper per hectare and per year for organic producers, as we mentioned recently (Organic viticulture: How do you use less copper?). But one of our readers, Gottfried Lamprecht, an organic wine producers in southern Austria, has pointed out to us that the Austrian organic producers are allowed only 3 kilos year and per hectare.

Gottfried’s vineyard gets quite a lot of rain during the year, 800-900 mm, but he usually can cope with between 2 and 2.5 kilograms of copper.

Read more on Gottfried’s wines: herrenhof.net.

Spraying in the vineyards

Spraying in the vineyards, copyright BKWine Photography

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