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About Franci Bačar

In love with wines. This young man has studied agriculture and then specialized himself in developing different disease prediction and vineyard management solutions for organic growers.

The world wine industry is shifting from old to the new wine world

By |November 18th, 2015|

Global trade in wine is a market worth more than 25 billion euros and around 40% of all wine is consumed in another country than where it was produced. “New” production countries are bringing new ideas and tastes and are therefore sharpening the market.

Managing powdery mildew – organic way

By |October 28th, 2015|

Vine diseases don't care if you treat your vineyard in the normal or organic way. The only thing you can be sure about is, that you will have them no matter what. While conventional growers fight diseases with synthetic fungicides, organic growers have to search for more nature friendly solutions.

Benefits of sustainable wine growing

By |October 6th, 2015|

The idea of letting the Mother Nature take care of the factors in the vineyard that make for healthier vines, and better tasting wines, might seem a little crazy from yesterday's "conventional wisdom" point of view, but the zeitgeist is starting to change.

Secondary Infection of Downy Mildew and Spray timing

By |August 25th, 2015|

In our last blog we went into the details with the primary infection of Downy mildew and in this one we will focus on secondary infection.

Downy mildew – a primary infection

By |August 15th, 2015|

How downy mildew overwinters and infects the vines?

Downy mildew occurs mostly in cool, moist weather, usually in early spring or late fall. Spore production is favored by temperatures cooler than 18˚C, and by relative humidity approaching 100%. Fungi Plasmopara viticola