After many relatively stable centuries, agriculture in our recent history has made very diverse choices, expressing an extraordinary growth in production, especially thanks to the new more productive varieties, mainly chemical fertilization, irrigation, the general use of crop protecting products and herbicides and growing mechanization. On the other hand, the […]
At the beginning of my career in research, I had the opportunity to work on genetic improvements in cereals. In fact, by coincidence, when it came to deciding the topic of my thesis, I found myself grinding corn cobs, sowing the different ‘genetic lines’, performing the phenological studies, and checking […]
On the first of November, I drove home from the Maremma, and Antonella and I discussed, among other things, the omnipresent topic of “climate change”. This subject is discussed almost everywhere, and everyone seems compelled to share their own opinion. It’s become an almost comical topic used and consumed to […]
INTRODUCTION: Historically, food and wine have enjoyed a solid and multifaceted alliance especially in the civilizations of the great rivers (Tigris, Euphrates, Nile), in the Mediterranean basin and beyond. This extraordinary and refined synergy has always been a very precious asset that continues to build success, value and necessary emotions. […]
For some time I have been surprised and sometimes disappointed to hear or read about the subject “natural wine”, especially regarding the terminology used. I would therefore like to share my feelings by reminding readers of the significance of some of the most frequently used words. Nature: means competition, fighting, […]
Viticulture adds value and brings order and beauty to the hills, increasing the charm of a destination. It is therefore essential that its cultivation is in harmony with the land, our most precious asset, and therefore with plants. For a more sustainable general economy.