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Olivier DE SERRES

French Olivier DE SERRES

French author and soil scientist

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Born: in 1539 in Villeneuve de Berg, Ardèche, France
Died: on July 02, 1619 in Villeneuve-de-Berg, Ardèche, France


Biography

Serres was born at Villeneuve-de-Berg, Ardèche. His brother, Jean de Serres, was a well-known French humanist and translated the complete works of Plato.

His book was notable for recommending winegrowers to plant 5 to 6 varieties in their vineyards to balance the risk of a crop failing, an early advocacy of crop rotation.

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