69 RHONE. LYON. Action de F500. black. #1000. No 557. Founded 1889 to destroy the almost microscopic sap-sucking insects called phylloxera. They were causing huge problems in the French wine industry in the 1880s. Due to the phylloxera plague, French wine production collapsed from 84.5 million hectoliters in 1875 to 23.4 millionhectoliters in 1889. This company tried to find a solution through the use of sulpho-carbon plaster which was supposed to kill the germs. In reality, it was only by hybridization and grafting cuttings onto resistant rootstocks that a solution was found. Not seen before by us.
Themes: AGRICULTURE, CHEMICALS, WINE & ALCOHOLS
Date: 15 March 1889
Startprice: € 50