New Vine Varieties Reduce Need for Pesticides in French Wine Industry

The French wine industry has announced the creation of four new vine varieties.
The National Institute of Agricultural Research (INRA) has made Floreal, Voltis, Artaban, and Vidoc vines, which are resistant to major disease. The development of these unique varieties required eighteen years of research. France remains the largest user of pesticides in Europe with nearly 70,000 tons of active substances used every year. The wine industry is the largest user of pesticides in France’s agricultural sector. Read more about this new development.

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