Australian Grape & Wine Events Calendar

Soil Health, Salinity Management and Sustainable Management Initiatives

Date(s) - 24 May 2012
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Yering Station

Yarra Valley Winegrowers Association

RSVP dates

$15 YVWGA members; $25 non members

Contact Details
Susanne Pyle
Phone: 03 9730 2800
Email: [email protected]

Event Region(s)
Yarra Valley



1.00pm to 3.00pm – Speakers/Yering Station Historic Barn


‘Understanding and measuring soil quality/health in your vineyard’


Dr Ian Porter DPI Victoria, Knoxfield, VIC


Soil health considers the soil as a living entity, encompassing the soil biological component

as well as the physical and chemical components. Ian Porter and Jacky Edwards are

leading a national GWRDC funded project into soil health. This session aims to examine

two sites within the Yarra and discuss soil health issues.


‘Managing salinity in your vineyard’


Dr Mike McCarthy, SARDI, Nuriootpa, SA


Even with wetter seasons in 2010/11 and 2011/12, a number of salinity problems have

been observed throughout the Yarra. This presentation and fieldwalk looks to tour Yering

Station’s, Spring Lane property to examine salinity problems in a patch of Pinot Noir and

discuss practical management options to improve these problems.


‘Update on Entwine and other regional sustainability initiatives’


Dr Mardi Longbottom, AWRI, Adelaide, SA


This presentation discusses the WFA’s future plans with Entwine and how to obtain

accreditation, but also discusses developments in other winegrowing regions such as

McLaren Vale with their ‘Generational Farming’ initiative


3.00pm to 3.20pm: Afternoon Tea


3.20 to 3.30pm: Drive to Yering Station’s Spring Lane Vineyard


3.30pm to 4.30pm: Vineyard walk and inspection