What is clonal selection?
Clonal selection is a means of evaluating the agronomic, sanitary and oenological characteristics of a certain number of strains chosen for their specific characteristics in old plots of vines.
The varietal creation and selection programme run by the French Institute of Vine and Wine is dedicated to maintaining the genetic heritage of vines in France.
From clonal selection to variety creation: a change of direction for the IFV’s Plant Material Centre
Clonal selection is a means of evaluating the agronomic, sanitary and oenological characteristics of a certain number of strains
Modern genotyping and DNA analysis techniques have revolutionised ampelography. They allow varieties to be distinguished without waiting for the plants to develop.
Mechanical weeding in the row is not simply a question of replacing one technique by another.
What are the advantages of plant cover? How do the plants compete with the vines? Which species should I choose?
It is crucial to design innovative viticultural systems to respond to the challenges facing winegrowing
The work of IFV shows that although certain alternatives to herbicides, such as glyphosate, are possible and even effective, they have technical and economic consequences for farms.
Nicolas Aveline from the IFV’s Nouvelle Aquitaine Centre explains what biocontrol is in 4 questions and answers.
Confined spraying is an opportunity for winegrowers because it combines efficiency and respect for the environment.
Measurement of the quantities of spray deposits obtained on the EvaSprayViti test bench clearly show that high-performance spraying techniques exist which represent significant progress compared to the most commonly used techniques.
Color of Rosé wines is an important criterion for consumer choice. This color depends on the concentration of anthocyanins and also of other pigments derived from them.
Reducing alcohol content in wines by combining canopy management practices and biological techniques
The main objectives of this study were to decrease wine alcohol content by combining several techniques, from the vineyard to the cellar.
The issue of endocrine disruptors is a subject of debate in the agri-food sector and questioning for consumers through the media.
The booklet « Itineraries » about enzymes in oenology aims to provide elements of understanding and/or information on the nature of enzymatic preparations.