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Gard winemaker plays music to her vines

France 3/Scoop, May 25

A viticulturist in IGP Sable-de-Camargue, Aigues-Mortes in the Gard, has decided to test the method that playing music to vines can stop diseases.

Year after year, her Cabernet Sauvignon vines have fallen victim to the savage Esca disease. Since the spring, loudspeakers have been playing music in several parcelles of land.

The principle comes from the work of a physicist on the power of stimulation of sound waves on plants. There are claims that the method reduces the mortality of grape varieties affected by certain diseases by 60 to 70%. It represents an alternative for winemakers without a conventional solution.

This gentle technique is developed by a French company that is based on serious research conducted over 40 years on the power of sound waves.

At the end of the season, Nathalie Bruel will take stock of the test conducted. If it is positive, she will extend the treatment to other plots.

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