Sustainability Report FY 2021

RUFFINO | Sustainability Report FY 2021 Partnership with the Consiglio per la ricerca in agricoltura e l’analisi dell’eco- nomia agraria (CREA) of Conegliano Since FY 2019, we have partnered with CREA-Viticoltura Enologia di Conegliano to monitor flavescence dorée, a disease that the Veneto is obliged to combat, which is caused by a phytoplasma that occupies the vine’s lymphatic vessels, blocking the flow and causing a change in the metabolism. The vines afflicted by the disease struggle to grow and their grapes do not ripen. The work carried out with the center enable us to direct the measures taken in the vineyards and to pinpoint any infected vines that have to be removed to contain the spread. This partnership means that we have developed greater knowledge about the disease and defense techniques. Over the years, it will be possible to develop statistics about its evolution aimed at increase the defense of our vineyards. 73