Future Vineyard Management Practices Workshop – June 2016

The Future Vineyard Management Practices Workshop was held at Brown Brothers winery in Milawa on Wednesday, 22 June 2016 and showcased some of the latest vineyard and pre-fermentation technologies available to industry. The program featured presenters from across Australia and New Zealand, including Brett McClen and Sean Dean from Brown Brothers, Dr Simon Nordestgaard and Marcel Essling from the AWRI, Colin Hinze from Taylors Wines in the Clare Valley, Dr Greg Dunn from the NSW DPI/NWGIC, Dan Fischl from Eartrumpet Consulting and Dr Damian Martin from New Zealand Plant and Food Research. Topics focused on new technologies that are available now or on the horizon. The workshop was attended by 33 producers from across north-east Victoria.

The workshop program can be downloaded here.

Presentations from the workshop are listed below:

Presentation Presenter
Welcome, introductions and setting the scene Mark Krstic, AWRI
The future of yield forecasting in vineyards Dr Greg Dunn, NSW DPI/NWGIC
Recycle sprayers and mechanised cane pruning management Brett McClen, Brown Brothers
Mechanical shoot removal and leaf removal management practices Sean Dean, Brown Brothers
Latest grape harvesting and grape sorting technologies Simon Nordestgaard, AWRI
Practical implementation of precision viticulture in vineyards Colin Hinze, Taylors Wines,
Insights into the latest New Zealand viticultural innovations Dr Damian Martin, Plant & Food Research, NZ
Latest updates and insights into agrochemical use in viticulture Marcel Essling, AWRI
Establishing vineyards of the future Dan Fischl, Eartrumpet Consulting