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Effects of manual and mechanical leaf removal in Barbera

These Italian authors found that the critical parameter affecting the effectiveness of leaf removal in reducing Botrytis was, not unexpectedly, the weather for that particular season. Take-hom message: Leaf removal helped in cool years, but hurt in warm ones.

 

The full text was published in the International Journal of Grape and Wine Science, not available online.

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