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Börner Carl

The German oenologist Dr. Carl Börner (1880-1953) studied biology in Marburg (Hesse). From 1903 he was an assistant at the Imperial Biological Institute (later Biological Reichsanstalt) in Berlin. As head of the Ulmenweiler vine station near Metz (Lorraine) from 1907, he devoted himself to researching the biology and combating the phylloxera, In 1910 he discovered species of this pest that differed by the length of the trunk. After relocating the vine station to Naumburg (Saale), he grew phylloxera-resistant there documents and successfully fought for the introduction of the finishing (Graft plant) in Germany. He also worked on the phylloxera laws and the control of the German wine regions contaminated by the pest. In 1935, he discovered a completely phylloxera-resistant American wild grape of the species Vitis cinerea Arnold (see under Nodositäten and tuberosities ). Based on this vine, Dr. Helmut Becker (1927-1990) the cultivation of a document, which he named in honor of the discoverer. Börner also earned merit in researching the aphids,

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