8 November 2021
Major hail events have recently been experienced in South Australia. While the damage caused by hail can be severe and devastating, there are important actions and decisions to be taken in the wake of a hail event.
To assist grapegrowers dealing with hail-affected vines, the AWRI has organised a webinar on bouncing back from a hail event for Friday, 12 November at 12.30pm central daylight time.
This panel-style webinar brings together technical expertise and industry experience to support growers dealing with the aftermath of hail. Dr Paul Petrie from SARDI will provide a summary of the physiological response of grapevines to hail damage; Chris Rogers from Rogers Viticulture will discuss the recent hail event in the Barossa Valley and the management options available to growers; and Lee Haselgrove from Mure Viticulture will provide insights from the hail event experienced in the Frankland River region, WA in October 2014. There will also be plenty of opportunities for participants to ask questions of the presenters and other industry panellists.
In addition to the webinar, the AWRI has also updated the Managing grapevines after hail damage fact sheet to include the latest knowledge on the effects of hail.
Other useful resources on managing hail-affected vines include:
- Recovery from hail damage – Grapevines (Horticulture Industry Networks)
- Hail and severe storms (NSW DPI grapevine management guide 2019 –20)
For more information or assistance, please contact the AWRI helpdesk on 08 8313 6600 or firstname.lastname@example.org.