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copper sulphate

copper sulphate (GB)
sulfato de cobre (ES)
sulfate de cuivre (F)
sulfato de cobre (PO)
solfato rameico (I)
koper sulfaat (N)

A copper-sulfur compound (old name is copper vitriol), which presents itself as a powder of transparent blue crystals; without water, this is white powder. She is - often in combination with copper citrate and silver chloride - to eliminate the wine defects sulfurous off and Käseln used (because the substance in the wine is undesirable, it is through silica sol away). The chemical used to be widely used in pest control on vines, potato plants and fruit trees. It also serves for drainage of alcohol,

Copper sulfate is also a component of Bordeaux mixture, which used to be the main remedy for fungal diseases such as the fake mildew was used. Today it is becoming increasingly synthetic fungicides replaced. In some countries, such as Germany, copper sulphate is now considered as Pesticides banned because of many decades of excessive use of the soil with harmful in higher amount copper were enriched excessively. See also below Means in winemaking,

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