Valentin Blattner

Valentin Blattner (b.1958) is a Swiss grape geneticist, grape breeder and winemaker in the Jura region of France. Blattner has conducted key research finding disease-resistant grapes (PIWIs) in viniculture since the 1980s, and is best known for developing Cabernet...

Flurbereinigung

Flurbereinigung is a German-language term for land consolidation, a planned readjustment and rearrangement of fragmented land parcels and their ownership. It is usually applied to form larger and more rational land holdings. Land consolidation can be used to improve...

Rhizomes 

A rhizome (also known as rootstocks) is a type of plant stem situated either at the soil surface or underground that contains nodes from which roots and shoots originate. Rhizomes are unique in that they grow perpendicular, permitting new shoots to grow up out of the...

Stolons

Stolons is a botanical term for stems which grow at the soil surface or just below ground that form adventitious roots at the nodes, and new plants from the buds. Stolons are often called runners.  ...

Vitis

Vitis is the botanical genus for the vine, of which the wine vine, Vitis vinifera, is...

Nematodes

Nematodes or roundworms constitute the phylum Nematoda, with plant-parasitic nematodes being known as eelworms. They are a diverse animal phylum inhabiting a broad range of...