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Sustainable Pest Control: Protecting Vineyard Health at Château Beaulieu

Discover our Commitment to Organic Viticulture and Eco-Friendly Pest Management in Côtes de Bourg

At Château Beaulieu, we prioritize sustainability in every aspect of our vineyard management, including the reduction of inputs to minimize the use of phytosanitary products. One of our targeted efforts involves combating the "Eudemis" butterfly, which poses a significant threat to vineyard health.

Understanding the Threat of the Eudemis Butterfly

The Eudemis butterfly's presence can lead to detrimental effects on grapevine health and harvest yield. Female Eudemis butterflies can lay between 50 to 80 eggs, with their larvae consuming flower buds and potentially penetrating berries, causing wounds that increase susceptibility to Botrytis Cinerea, a fungal disease that impacts both the quality and quantity of the harvest.

Introducing Puffers: Eco-Friendly Pest Control Solutions

To combat the Eudemis butterfly and mitigate its impact on our vineyard, we employ Puffers strategically positioned throughout the vineyard. These devices, meticulously placed using GPS technology, vaporize pheromones from 17:00 to 06:00, disrupting the mating cycle of the butterflies and helping regulate their population naturally.

Monitoring and Assessment for Optimal Results

Regular monitoring is crucial to gauge the effectiveness of our pest control efforts. Sylvain and Remy, our dedicated technicians, conduct thorough counts three times a week to track the development of sexual confusion both inside and outside the vineyard. This meticulous monitoring ensures that our pest management strategies remain effective and environmentally sustainable.

Commitment to Sustainable Viticulture

At Château Beaulieu, our commitment to sustainable viticulture extends beyond organic farming practices to include eco-friendly pest control solutions. By prioritizing the health of our vines and the preservation of our environment, we continue to produce exceptional wines that reflect our dedication to quality and sustainability.

Join us in celebrating the harmony between nature and innovation at Château Beaulieu, where every bottle tells the story of our organic vineyard's commitment to excellence.


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