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BBCH code

Abbreviation for "Biologische Bundesanstalt, Bundessortenamt und Chemische Industrie". The BBCH code or BBCH scale provides information on the morphological development stage in the vegetation cycle of a plant and is used in scientific communication to address questions of plant development and the optimal or recommended time of application of fertiliser and plant protection measures in crop cultivation. Each of the ten main stages is divided into ten sub-stages. As early as 1977, Dr. K. W. Eichhorn and Dr. H. Lorenz developed a system that described the development of the vine from winter dormancy to leaf fall in 47 stages. This system was then transferred to the BBCH code in 1994. The ten main BBCH stages are ( vine in brackets):

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