News

Shoe cover prototypes tested

Over the past month, our shoe covers project in partnership with Stephanie Small from UniSA has progressed to the prototype testing stage. The main aim of this phase was assessing the functionality and dura... Read More...

Adopt a trap for biosecurity

Do you have family or friends in Adelaide who would like to help strengthen SA’s biosecurity surveillance system? PIRSA is looking for volunteers to help monitor for tomato potato psyllid (TPP), a majo... Read More...

Call for best Insta spots in SA

Wineries are reporting that tourists are once again out and about in our regions, which is great news for our cellar doors, restaurants, tourism businesses and accommodation providers. It’s a good time to r... Read More...

New signs safeguarding Barossa vines

Twelve new Wine Tourism Biosecurity Signs have been installed around the Barossa, including on the Jack Bobridge cycling track, courtesy of Vinehealth Australia and the Department of Primary Industries and Reg... Read More...

Predicting Xylella spread

Over the past year we’ve heard a lot about the metrics used to describe COVID-19 spread compared to other viruses. One such metric used to evaluate spread potential is the ‘reproductive rate’, which is the ave... Read More...

Winetitles subscription offer

Winetitles Media is generously offering vineyard owners a 25% discount on a 12-month subscription to Grapegrower & Winemaker magazine. Visit www.winetitles.com.au/gwm and use the coupon code amem2520 at th... Read More...

Annual Report released

Vinehealth Australia has released its 2019/20 Annual Report, sharing key highlights and priorities for the future. “The past 12 months have been challenging for South Australian vineyard owners with drought... Read More...

Coonawarra Cabernet leads new plantings

A total of 996 hectares were reported as planted in South Australia in 2019/20. This represents a net increase of 520 hectares in the last 12 months, taking the total vineyard area in the state to 76,008 hecta... Read More...

Addressing national rootstock shortages

Planting a proportion of a vineyard to grapevines grafted to phylloxera-tolerant rootstock is a strategy we encourage growers to employ as part of phylloxera risk management. However, nationally, growers re... Read More...