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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 the year 1874 he belonged to the committee, which in France concerning the fight against the phylloxera was formed. He is (along with other people) the idea of ​​grafted on European rhizomes European Edelreiser grafted. Together with Georg Engelmann, Jules Émile Planchon, Charles Valentine Riley and Pierre Viala He is considered the savior of European viticulture before phylloxera. Its 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 series of documents together with his partner Charles de Grasset. These are named Millardet et Grasset and a subsequent number. By accident, Millardet discovered the remedy for the wrong mildew who, like the phylloxera, was brought in from America a little later. He created the so called by him Bordeaux mixture (Bordelaise pulpe) and recommended in 1885 their successful application until today.

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