With the aim of promoting regenerative agricultureWe are convinced that soil biology is the key to our work. Our objective is to understand the functioning of biodiversity in order to protect it while continuing to produce the best possible wine. We are progressively applying alternative cultivation methods in order to leave biological activity in autonomy and to favour auxiliary fauna in our vineyards.
All winegrowers know them. Some are feared, others are appreciated: the insects and mites. We are going to introduce you to those which are harmful to the vine and to the production of grapes.
Examples of insect pests in our vineyards
A large number ofinsect pests are spreading in the vineyards of winegrowers. They can destroy the work of the winegrower (grape moths, leafhoppers, mealy bugs, aphids, etc.). Most of them belong to the family of leafrollers. It is during the larva phase that the moth is the most destructive to plants.
The green leafhopper
The green leafhopper is a biting insectIt is considered a secondary pest. Its larvae can cause leaf scorching. To feed, they insert their stylets into the vessels and tissues of the leaves to take nutrients. Dreaded by winegrowers, the leafhopper is the vector of flavescence dorée, which can lead to the uprooting of the plot.
Eudemis in the vine
L'eudemis (Lobesia botrana) is one of the grapevine moths. This insect, due to the phytophagous activity of its caterpillars, is one of the major pests of the vine that require permanent surveillance. How to recognize the eggs? Translucent then yellowish, the egg measures approximately 0.65 mm. And the larvae? They can be identified by their lively movements and their variable colour, ranging from yellow-green to light brown.