La Dama: “No sex for insects in our vineyards”
For the past three years, in our vineyards, we have been monitoring the spread of moth with the method of MATING DISRUPTION. It needs to be said that moth is always in the vineyards however, if it spreads to too high levels, it can cause significant reductions in quality of the grape.
This method of biological control is based on the release into the environment of synthetic sex pheromones (sexual pheromones are chemicals naturally released by insects to regulate the behaviors that allow them to approach and mate). These sex pheromones prevent male insects to track females and then mate.
At the end of March, in the vineyards, we place diffusers of pheromones, about five hundreds per hectare, thus ensuring control of the moth within acceptable limits. This ingenious method allows us to avoid the use of chemical insecticides that have a devastating impact on the ecosystem. This way we produce healthier wines! You are invited to come and visit and stroll through our vineyards with the good feeling of walking in a clean environment.