plants used for biodynamic preparations
Plants used for biodynamic preparations
Conventional Organic Biodynamic

Vines are protected from pests and disease with a combination of systemic pesticides and biological controls.

Under vine growth is often controlled with herbicides, which can compromise biodiversity.

Some complex chemicals can be harmful to wild life and the operator if the label recommendations and right precautions are not followed correctly.

Systemic chemicals are not used.

Small amounts of sulphur, copper (restricted to 6kg/ha) and potassium bicarbonate are used to prevent disease. Organic pesticides may also be used.

Systemic chemicals are not used.

Small amounts of sulphur, copper (restricted to 3kg/ha) and potassium bicarbonate are used to prevent disease.

Natural biodynamic plant preparations are used to create a balanced system whereby pests and diseases are not attracted to healthy plants.