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Biodynamic viticulture

Also known as biodynamic viticulture, a form of grape and wine production (principles and general information are described under Organic Viticulture, which is also recommended as an introduction to the complex subject matter). It goes back to the Austrian anthroposophist Rudolf Steiner (1861-1925). He studied maths, natural sciences, philosophy, literature and history in Vienna. In the 1920s, Steiner drew up rules for "biodynamic agriculture" to help agriculture flourish and propagated them in numerous lectures. The core statement of his philosophy is that the disease of a plant is the sign of a naturally disturbed balance and can be traced back to the use of chemical aids in fertilisation. Biodynamics initially developed in agriculture and horticulture, with viticulture coming later.

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