The AWRI is presenting an intensive three-day course on the latest techniques and technologies in viticulture. Participants will travel in a small group across four SA regions to visit sites and meet practitioners who are at the cutting-edge of Australian viticulture.
The course is aimed at practising viticulturists with an interest in innovation and is limited to a maximum of 20 participants to ensure an intensive and interactive learning experience.
Topics covered include:
- Propagation material now and for the future
- Improving soils to maximise wine-grape production
- Vineyard technology for improving labour efficiency
- Climate change and its effect on a vineyard – overcoming new challenges in an old vineyard
- Solar-powered irrigation pumps
- Using rootstocks to save water
- Using sensors and software to maximise water use efficiency
- Can vines water themselves?
- Alternative varieties for warm climates
- Biological controls – good bugs for bad bugs
- Nine nerds and a vineyard – technology trials in vineyards
- 25 Pinot Noir clones for just one wine – are clones that important?
- Drones – just a toy or a benefit to vineyards?
- Vineyard technology to improve efficiency
- Developing vineyard ecology to reduce pesticide use
- Terroir – putting the science behind the story
- Tasting of Grenache wines from different soils
- Soil pits – what do they really tell us about vines and wines?
Registrations: The October 2019 course is now
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Cost: $1950 per person including GST.
Course fee includes all accommodation, meals and transport. An optional extra night’s accommodation before the course can be added for $175 including GST.
AWRI Events Team
Phone: (08) 8313 6600