8 new AWRI webinars – registration is open now!

Starting Thursday, 3 September, Dr Paul Petrie (SARDI) takes a look at a new water budgeting tool. Additional webinars will run through to January 2021 and cover the impact of COVID-19 on export markets, how and when to consider water additions to must, drivers of regionality in Pinot Noir, the origins of the Gingin Chardonnay clone, a climate outlook for the wine-grape growing industry, a review of methods for measuring Brix or Baume and new approaches for assessing and measuring Botrytis contamination.

Each webinar will include a presentation and an opportunity for audience members to ask questions. Sessions are held on Thursdays at 11:30 am in SA.

All webinars are free to attend but do require pre-registration.

The next eight webinars for the program are:

3 September 2020: Irrigation budgeting – Dr Paul Petrie (South Australian Research and Development Institute)

17 September 2020: Global impact of COVID-19 on the wine export market – Tony Battaglene (Australian Grape & Wine)

1 October 2020: Water addition to must: when to use it and how much? – Dr Keren Bindon (AWRI)

15 October 2020: Provenance of Pinot Noir – drivers of regionality – Dr Fiona Kerslake and Dr Rocco Longo (Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture)

12 November 2020: The origin of Chardonnay clones with historical significance in Australia and California – Dr Anthony Borneman (AWRI)

26 November 2020: Climate outlooks – Dr Naomi Benger (Bureau of Meteorology)

3 December 2020: Measuring Baume and Brix and understanding their relationship with final alcohol concentration – Dr Eric Wilkes (AWRI)

28 January 2021: Quantitative methods for Botrytis grey mould detection and estimation in grapes – Professor Chris Steel (National Wine and Grape Industry Centre)

See the full program here.

System requirements

You will need a computer or mobile device with an internet connection. Audio is connected over the internet using your computer or mobile device’s speakers (Voice over Internet Protocol – VOIP). Participants joining a webinar via a mobile device will need to download a free app available from iTunes or Google Play.

If you’ve missed a previous AWRI webinar, you can watch online via the AWRI’s YouTube channel.

For further information on AWRI webinars, please contact the AWRI information services team.