"Born from a peasant family, born in 1946, I did not want to study, even though my parents wanted an accountant, I dedicated myself to work in agriculture, with a 12-hectare mixed-breed farm, mainly cultivating cereals such as wheat, maize and meadows for the supply of fodder for the breeding of cattle that I carried on until 1985. Then the decisive turning point: I stopped the cattle breeding and started with flowers, vegetables and nursery. With many difficulties, in 1995 I built a modern, heated, 800 square meter greenhouse in the farm, where I still carry out the nursery activity. In 1996 I started the nursery of hazel rooted plants with 19,000 suckers coming from an Alba company. I then had the opportunity to meet Professor Alessandro Roversi of the Catholic University of Piacenza, making available to him the nursery for some experimental tests up to select and multiply the hazelnut plants according to the EEC standard. The plants subject to the multiplication control and analysis for APPLE MOSAIC APMV viruses, with DAS-ELISA tests, under the control of the Provincials of the phytosanitary sector of the Piedmont Region. It is essential to produce certified hazelnut plants, considering that on average the life of a hazelnut is estimated at least thirty years. "
In faith, Ernesto Roveta.