Webinars

Options and considerations for dealing with unharvested fruit in smoke-affected vineyards


Date: Thursday, 27 February 2020

Time: 11.30 am Australian Central Standard Time (Adelaide, GMT+09:30)

Duration: 30-45 minutes

Speakers: Suzanne McLoughlin – Vinehealth Australia
Nick Lindon – Agriculture Victoria Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions
Tony Hoare – The Australian Wine Research Institute


Summary: Once the decision has been made not to harvest smoke-affected wine-grapes for wine production, what are the factors to consider before next season? Wine-grapes left on the vine can lead to increased disease pressure the following season, add extra costs to pruning and use valuable resources such as water. Can the costs of harvesting this fruit be offset by selling fruit for fodder or for distillation? Do the financial figures stack up and what are the biosecurity issues that need to be considered before moving this fruit from the vineyard to a livestock enterprise or distillery? This panel-style webinar features three speakers discussing key points to consider when managing a vineyard that will not be harvested for wine production.

See related fact sheet Managing smoke affected vineyards



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Webinars are interactive online seminars where you participate from your home or workplace using a computer or mobile device with internet access. You will hear from a presenter, see their slides and have the opportunity to ask questions. AWRI webinars cover a range of winemaking, winery management and viticulture topics and are usually held on a Thursday at 11:30 am Australian Central Standard Time (Adelaide, GMT+09:30).

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