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The German research project Vitifit wants to help organic winegrowers with new research results, innovative technology and scientifically optimised cultivation techniques to significantly reduce the use of copper in the vineyard. The first results make one sit up and take notice

Healthy vines in organic viticulture, reduction of the use of copper in plant protection and at the same time a high level of production security for winegrowers: the Vitifit research project was launched in Germany in June 2019 with these ambitious goals. For the first time ever, the most important German training and research institutes and associations have joined forces with technology providers and wineries. They can access a considerable amount of funding for this: After all, the Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture (BMEL) is funding the research project with 6.3 million euros as part of its "Federal Programme for Organic Farming and Other Forms of Sustainable Agriculture" (BÖLN).