The “Escape“ Project

Video September 27, 2023
© Pius Neumaier / Staatstheater Mainz

Esca is a fungal infection that causes many grapevines worldwide to die. A method has been developed to inject a suspension directly into the grapevine trunk to target the disease. The wood component lignin is used to form capsules containing the fungicide.

The BMWI-funded project ultimately led to the founding of LigniLabs GmbH (, which is currently working on the approval of the product “ESCApe. – The vine rescuer“.

The film presents the research project. This was shown as part of the 75th anniversary celebrations of Rheinland-Pfalz in 2022.

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