birds & vineyards

To: "Birding-Aus" <>
Subject: birds & vineyards
From: "Paul Taylor" <>
Date: Sun, 8 Apr 2001 13:02:57 +1000
> Incidentally, I have heard that the grape growers plant roses at the 
> ends of the rows of vines so that rose colour is co-ordinated with 
> grape type, white roses indicate white wine grapes, and red roses, 
> red wine grapes.

Roses are traditionally planted in vineyards as an early warning system
for fungal diseases (particularly mildews), since roses are supposedly
more susceptible.

   Paul Taylor                                  Veni, vidi, tici -
                           I came, I saw, I ticked.

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