The AWRI has an in-house viticulture capability with a staff comprising some 70 years of practical and research knowledge. The team provides viticultural input to AWRI and Wine Innovation Cluster research projects and actively participates in extension activities such as Roadshows and Research to Practice workshops which deliver topical and practical training to the Australian grape and wine sector. On top of this, the team handles hundreds of viticulture-based enquiries each year. These enquiries include, but are not limited to, agrochemical and pest management, climate change adaptation in the vineyard, grapevine nutrition, vineyard operations and general problem-solving.
For some 20 years, the AWRI has taken the lead in the collation and dissemination of agrochemical information and maximum residue limits in Australia’s export markets – issuing email alerts, updating the information on our website and publishing the ‘Dog book’ each year.