The German oenologist dr. Carl Börner (1880-1953) studied biology in Marburg (Hesse). From the year 1903 he was assistant to the Imperial Biological Institute (later Biologische Reichsanstalt) in Berlin. As director of the vineyard Ulmenweiler near Metz (Lorraine) from the year 1907 he devoted himself to the study of biology and control of the phylloxera
, He discovered in 1910 by the trunk length distinctive species of this pest. After relocation of the vineyard station to Naumburg (Saale) he bred there resistant to the rain documents
and fought successfully for the introduction of the finishing
(Pfropfrebenbau) in Germany. He also worked on the phylloxera laws and the control of contaminated by the pest German winegrowing areas.