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Shy Georg

The German vine grower and winegrower Justus Georg Scheu (1879-1949) received gardening training in Hanover and worked as a horticultural technician in Munich and Schierstein. Then completed an apprenticeship at the teaching and research institute in Geisenheim and at the Kaiser Wilhelm Institute in Bromberg. From 1909 he was a district consultant for wine and fruit growing at the State Institute for Vine Breeding in Alzey in the growing region Rheinhessen active. Here he dealt intensively with the selection, crossing and breeding of varieties, he also with many Wild vines experimented. The very successful one Scheurebe is his most famous creation and was also named after him. Other new breeds are AZ 15477. Faberrebe. Huxelrebe. chancellor. Regner. Septimer. Siegerrebe. Thurling and Würzer,

The proficiency tests and applications for variety protection his successor Dr. Eduard carpenter (1907-1993) by. Scheu also dealt with young rearing and with vine diseases such as Leaf roll disease with which he virus recognized as the cause and chlorosis, He passed on his knowledge to the winegrowers in many publications. A memorial stone with a bronze bust was erected in Alzey in 1991. The city of Alzey donated the Georg Scheu Plaque in 2000 as a wine culture award, which is given to personalities or institutions with special merits in wine and wine culture. See also under Viticulture personalities,

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