Soil Health, Salinity Management and Sustainable Management Initiatives
Date(s) - 25 May 2012
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
$20 per person
Phone: 0429 214 681
Email: [email protected]
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 Victoria. This presentation looks to discuss causes and practical management options to improve these problems in vineyards.
‘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 ‘Sustainable Winegrowing’ initiative