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Ziegler August

Dr. August Ziegler (1885-1937) studied agriculture and chemistry in Munich and specialized in plant breeding. From 1921 to 1927 he was head of the Bavarian Department of Vine Breeding and established vine breeding sites for the selection, propagation and cloning examination. At his initiative was at the DLG built a breeding farm for vines. Ziegler planned to use crossbreeding with the goal of shorter vegetation duration and early wood maturity in yield, as well as phylloxera resistance and site adaptation documents, He carried out interspecific crossbreeding and tested the suitability of French direct carrier varieties and American documents based on records of the Rebsuchtbetriebes Teleki, Among other things, he created the new breed Rieslaner, His scientific analyzes were frost behavior, seed germination, blossom, Relationship between pruning and earnings, the influence of fertilization as well as the meaning of phenology in viticulture.

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