This our approach to treating the plants…

Anti-parasitic treatments are a serious, difficult and complicated subject; either you like them or not, but at this time we can’t yet do without them. Our approach is to use only coverage products like copper or sulphur, but it would be reductive to leave our answer at that. The goal is to have plants that are stronger, more resistant and less stressed, and so the work is constant and continuous year-round, and the difference is in the details. The idea is to maintain a balance between plant, roots and earth that increases the quality of life for the plant and allows it to live longer. We adhere to the experiments of the spevis experimental centre, which has the goal of not just reducing chemical treatments but, we hope, one day eliminating them entirely. To be more specific, our business uses only coverage product, reducing the dosage by 30% mixing them with corroborants, a cocktail of natural substances that strengthens the plant.

This choice calls for constant attention, especially during spring rains, assessing and interpreting weather predictions and local weather station data.

Copper and sulphur are certainly not comparable to synthetic chemicals, but they are still polluting. Our position therefore is to use as little as possible and only when necessary.

We also try to assess the vines most subject to mildew and oidium based on exposure, altitude and historical issues, so as to use treatments more precisely and intelligently.

The period before and after blossoming, which runs from mid-late May to mid-late June, is very delicate, so anti-parasitic treatments must be used with care and precision. We are warming up the engines of our tractors with one eye on the sky and the other on the weather predictions on www.ilmeteo.it and www.nimbus.it .