From lab to field: RELACS’ first project video on new plant protection products replacing copper in organic viticulture
In their commercial vineyard in Frick, Switzerland, FiBL carried out 16 treatments of new plant protection products against mildew in organic viticulture. Three of the tested products used copper, the remaining 13 were replaced by pilot products, one of them based on larch extract.
To evaluate their effectiveness, FiBL interviewed managing vintner Andreas Tuchschmid who shared his practical experience with the new products. According to him, the products are effective, easy to apply, smell better and cause less irritation. On top of that, it prevented leaf burn, occasionally occurring when applying copper.
RELACS’ project coordinator FiBL (Research Institute of Organic Agriculture) produced RELACS’ first project video.
RELACS seeks to promote the development and adoption of environmentally safe and economically viable tools and technologies to reduce the use of external inputs in organic farming systems.
RELACS has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 773431. The information contained in this communication only reflects the author’s view.