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Millardet Alexis

The French doctor of medicine Pierre-Marie Alexis Millardet (1838-1902) became professor of botany at the University of Strasbourg in 1868. From 1874 he was a member of the committee in France to fight the phylloxera was formed. He is encouraged (along with other people) to graft European fine rice on American rhizomes. Together with Georg Engelmann, Jules Émile Planchon, Charles Valentine Riley and Pierre Viala he is considered the savior of European viticulture from phylloxera. His name is in the botanical name of the vine species Vitis cinerea Engelm. ex Millardet contain.

In 1876 he went to the University of Bordeaux as a professor of botany. There he dealt with the breeding of hybrids and also created a number of documents together with his partner Charles de Grasset. These are named Millardet et Grasset and a number below. By chance, Millardet discovered the remedy for the wrong person mildew which, like the phylloxera, had been imported from America a little later. He created the one he named Bordeaux mixture (Bordelaise pulpe) and in 1885 recommended their successful use to this day.

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