Vineyards are plantations of grape-bearing vines, grown mainly for winemaking, but also as raisins, table grapes and non-alcoholic grape juice. The science, practice and study of vineyard production is known as viticulture. It is a branch of the science of horticulture. In 2015, vines were grown on over 3 million hectares in the EU, representing around 45 % of the world’s total area under vines. FLiPPER® is being used widely in this crop for its control of aphids, spider mites and increasingly to help in the fight against plasmopera bacteria spread by leafhoppers where it is proven to control juveniles.
MiSSiTO® is a herbicide and desiccant derived from natural sources which controls a broad spectrum of annual grasses and weeds. In vines in can also be used to control suckers.
MiSSiTO® product dossiers are currently under evaluation in multiple countries across Europe.
Facing a revival in Europe in recent years for the flavour favoured by brewers in the USA, hops are facing significant challenges in terms of pest pressure combined with few insecticide options and a continual pressure to reduce residues. Work is ongoing to achieve registrations for the use of FLiPPER® in this crop for use against multiple pests across all growth stages.