Use of resistance inducers in viticulture

Resistance inducers are substances exogenous or foreign to the plant which, if duly recognized by it, activate the processes and metabolic chains that allow the synthesis and accumulation of substances that will raise the natural defenses of plants.

Our experience gained in Friuli leads us to affirm that the preventive application of inductors on the wine vine improves the level of protection of the vineyard against attacks by pathogens such as downy mildew, or other biotic and abiotic stress factors, and provides a valid tool for sustainable and integrated agriculture.

In response to the treatment with resistance inducers, enzymes accumulate in the vine even in the absence of the pathogen: it is as if the plant was preparing to respond to an "attack" that in reality is not there. When and if the pathogenic microorganism arrives or stress occurs, the vineyard will be prepared to withstand adverse conditions and colonization/damage will not or will be to a much lesser extent.