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clear

to remove (old) vines (GB)
arracher (F)
estirpamento (I)

Designation for the cultivation of not yet used agricultural land, mostly transformation of forest areas into farmland (the imperfect Roden, in which the tree stockings or the roots are not removed, is called Schwenden). The name commonly used in Austria Riede for a single location is derived from Roden. The newly acquired arable land is called clearing. In viticulture one understands among them the tearing of vines for various reasons. Traditionally this is the removal of (too) old grapevines that are too small earnings bring. Other causes include a change of vine or if a vineyard has been attacked or destroyed on a large scale by vine diseases or pests. After the Roden is a correspondingly long fallow, that is a temporary suspension of use required. The loosening of the soil before the new plantation of a vineyard is called Rigolen,

In the 1980s there was one of the European Union promoted deforestation program to increase the quality of the wine. In France was over 90,000 hectares in the period from 1988 to 2000 vineyards cleared (roughly the amount of Germany). At the initiative of the later President Mikhail Gorbachev (* 1931) took place in the mid-1980s in the USSR an extensive vineyard eradication program in the amount of 500,000 hectares. This should (by the way unsuccessful) the alcohol abuse be restricted. In the valid from 2009 EU wine market Supported grubbing-up was planned (GMO), the related premium scheme expired in 2011. The replanting of cleared vineyards is in one EU Regulation in the planting rights regulated. See also a complete list of all measures in the vineyard below Weingarten Care,

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