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Banana freckle win

The recent announcement of national freedom from banana freckle is being celebrated as a credit to all partners involved in eradicating the disease. Australia’s commercial banana growers, the Nort... Read More...

Prescribed burns reminder

The autumn season of prescribed burns will commence in mid to late March in the Adelaide and Mount Lofty Ranges region, depending on weather and fuel conditions. The Department for Environment and Water (DE... Read More...

Rootstock research showing progress

CSIRO rootstock breeding efforts funded by Wine Australia are continuing to develop next generation rootstocks with durable resistance to phylloxera and root knot nematode. In the article below, key researcher... Read More...

GPGV knowledge boost

A comprehensive review of Grapevine Pinot gris virus (GPGV), a virus first detected in Australia in 2016, has just been completed and will improve Australia’s knowledge base. Following the review, a number... Read More...

Preparing for Xylella

Meet Craig Elliott, the man tasked with ensuring that Australian horticulture and viticulture industries are ready for Xylella fastidiosa. Craig has been appointed as Program Manager – Xylella, a role joint... Read More...

#V19: Managing footwear and clothing

Soil, pests, diseases and weed seeds can be picked up and spread on footwear and clothing, including hats and high viz vests. But the movement of the people wearing this footwear and clothing is not regulated ... Read More...

#V19: Sign them in

The theme of setting expectations for how you want your vines to be respected by your visitors flows on to the importance of having your visitors sign in prior to accessing your vines. Asking your visitor ... Read More...

#V19: Signage sets behaviour

Every day we see hundreds of signs as we drive around the city and our regions. Signs are there to guide the behavior that’s expected of us. Research suggests that the more we see the same signs, the more ... Read More...

#V19: Know your obligations

Are you familiar with the requirements for importing a tractor into South Australia from an interstate Phylloxera Exclusion Zone? How about for importing winegrapes from Tasmania into Victoria? Or importing ha... Read More...