Australian Grape & Wine Events Calendar

Precision Viticulture Workshop: Hunter Valley

Date(s) - 4 Sep 2014
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

The Barrel Hall - Tempus Two


Australian Grape and Wine Authority

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$60.00 ($50.00 for HVWTA members)

Contact Details
Liz Riley, Vitbit Pty Ltd
Phone: 0411 203 773

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Precision viticulture has many aspects, but is ultimately a tool to help you manage vineyard variability e.g. by selective or variable management which can help save money and/or increase profitability.

Supported by AGWA’s R&D Regional Program, this workshop will cover many aspects of Precision Viticulture including:

  • Plant cell density mapping – identifying variation in the vineyard
  • Electromagnetic (EM ) surveys
  • Drone/UAV’s
  • “Greenseeker” technology
  • Precision Viticulture applied to machinery e.g. weed sprayers, recycling sprayers

The speakers – Dan Newsome from Yalumba Wine Cmpany (Coonawarra) and Dr Tony Proffit – Precision Viticulture Australia ( Margaret River) have lots of on-farm experience to share, and will be discussing real examplesand concepts that suit both smaller and larger sites.

There is also the potential to potentially become involved in a collective data collection flight (plant cell density mapping) in December this year. 

When: Thursday 4 September 2014, 8:00am – 4:00pm

Where: The Barrel Hall, Tempus Two, Corner of Broke Road & McDonalds Road, Pokolbin, NSW 2320

Morning tea and lunch will be supplied.

Cost: $60pp ($50pp for members of the Hunter Valley Tourism and Wine Association)

Contact: Liz Riley, Vitbit Pty Ltd, 0411 203 773