• Sexual Confusion Is Good for Wine, and the World

    11 monthes ago - By Vine Pair

    It's time to talk about a provocative topic: sexual confusion. No, not the kind you're thinking of. Another type of sexual confusion is used in viticulture, allowing sustainably-minded winemakers to reduce or eliminate insecticide use.
    Our story begins with the birds and bees. Well, moths.
    The purpose of sexual confusion involves curtailing the exploits of several species of moths that like to occupy vineyards. When these moths mate, the females lay eggs from which caterpillars are born, and caterpillars love to snack on vines and grapes. In order to avoid this damage, winemakers...
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