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Phylloxera tour video released

If you wish you’d attended the 2019 Phylloxera Immersion Tour to Victoria’s Yarra Valley, watch this video to get a taste of what the participants saw and heard. For many of the 35 participants, it was th... Read More...

Autumn prescribed burns notice

On an annual basis, the Department for Environment and Water (DEW) undertakes burns to reduce fuel hazards, manage native vegetation and protect biodiversity in strategic areas in South Australia. Vinehea... Read More...

Meet Richard Barrett

Board member of Vinehealth Australia since July 2019, Richard Barrett brings extensive business experience to the table. Richard is currently Chair of MedTEC South Australia, the State’s peak Health & ... Read More...

Call to clean grape bins

Vinehealth Australia is receiving feedback from SA growers who are worried about the cleanliness of grape bins being delivered to their vineyards and the potential that dirty bins create for pest and disease s... Read More...

Biosecurity and dropped grapes

The Australian Wine Research Institute (AWRI) hosted a webinar titled ‘Options and considerations for unharvested fruit in vineyards following smoke taint’ on 27 February. This webinar featured Vinehealth Aust... Read More...

Caution with grape marc

With vintage well under way, it’s always good to stop and think about whether your use of grape marc could be putting your vines or another grower’s vines at risk. Do you actively seek out grape marc to ap... Read More...

Fruit fly: are you prepared?

South Australians must remain vigilant against the threat of fruit fly, which can be spread through the movement of infested fruit and vegetables, including grapes, by travellers or in commercial consignments ... Read More...

Australia joins global research network

The future of plant health in Australia is looking brighter, with a new international research collaboration on pests and diseases that are common global threats announced last week. Australia’s Plant Biose... Read More...

Communications: the future

The Vinehealth Australia team attended a Community Based Social Marketing (CBSM) workshop last week presented by Doug McKenzie-Mohr, and organised by Wine Australia. The workshop provided valuable informati... Read More...

Grape sampling: manage the risks

There is a considerable amount of grape sampling occurring this vintage to measure the impacts of smoke on potential wine quality. If you’re involved in collecting these samples and are moving between vin... Read More...