McLaren Vale Growers Information Session
Date(s) - 25 Sep 2013
1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
McLaren Vale Grape Wine & Tourism Association
Phone: 08 8323 8999
Email: [email protected]
The SARDI grapevine trunk disease research trial
The SARDI research trial by Matt Ayres and Mark Sosnowski on managing trunk disease has commenced in the Stump Hill vineyard. This information session will present outcomes from the concluding project on efficient fungicide application to pruning wounds and outline the research plans for the new project. The session will include a vineyard walk.
The McLaren Vale Phylloxera Code of Conduct
A new McLaren Vale Phylloxera Code of Conduct has been developed. It is based on the principle that effort on awareness and preparedness is far cheaper than the potential cost of a future infestation in terms of both replanting and damage to our public image. The Code of Conduct is based on simple but effective practices to help prevent phylloxera (and other pests and diseases) entering your vineyard. These practices will be included in the McLaren Vale Sustainable Winegrowing Program.
McLaren Vale’s Phylloxera Committee Chair, Ben Lacey together with Richard Hamilton will present the code of conduct.