Italian tradition of moth pest control against Sangiovese grapes

Tuscany winegrowers have a traditional method of pest control to protect their Sangiovese grapes from moths. The technique disrupts mating between male and female moths, preventing the females from laying eggs on the vines, as the moth larvae pierce grape skins, creating ruptures that lead to botrytis. Beppe D’Andrea, senior brand ambassador for Ruffino in Tuscany, utilises the unconventional technique and says “Innovation today must be tradition tomorrow”. Source: Mother nature network