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Wine Grape Growers Australia March e-Alert
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March 2016

In this edition

  • Australian wine sector contributes $40.2 billion to national economy
  • Australian Grape & Wine Industry Senate Review
  • Wine industry trading practices questioned
  • Managing late season wet weather
  • Applications for Wine Australia travel bursaries close 1 April
  • Stop the Rot: Vineyard walk and BBQ
  • Grape samples needed for smoke taint background data
  • Ready to grow your business but not sure where to start?
  • Industry Workshop
  • CCRSPI National Conference 
  • Australian Wine Industry Technical conference

Australian wine sector contributes $40.2 billion to national economy


New independent economic research commissioned by Wine Australia has found the Australian wine industry contributes $40.2 billion to the national economy.

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Australian Grape & Wine Industry Senate Review


The Senate Standing Committee on Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport have released its report into the Australian Grape and Wine Industry.

A copy of which can be found by clicking here

It contains a series of recommendations which will be considered by the Board at the earliest opportunity.

All wine businesses have been recommended to take the time to read the report and consider the impacts it is likely to have.

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Wine industry trading practices questioned

 
AN INDEPENDENT review of the Horticulture Code of Conduct has suggested that trading practices within the Australian wine industry should be analysed.

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Managing late season wet weather


The AWRI recently published an e-bulletin that outlined a selection of points to consider when making vineyard management decisions after late season rain.

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Applications for Wine Australia travel bursaries close 1 April


You are invited to apply for Wine Australia's next round of travel bursaries, to bring in international experts or to fund travel, study tours or conferences you wish to attend to develop your knowledge and skills in your area of research, and network with the international research community.

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Stop the Rot: Vineyard walk and BBQ


A vineyard walk and BBQ will put the spotlight on spray management programs and the product efficacy of various botrytis chemicals used in viticulture. The walk will allow growers to compare botrytis treatments visually and discuss the various options to control botrytis bunch rot.
 
Date: 16  February 2016  5.30-7pm
Location: Murrumbateman: Yarrh wines
For further information visit the Australian grape and wine events calendar and email Darren Fahey to register your attendance.
 

Grape samples needed for smoke taint background data

 
Did you know that the compounds found in smoke-tainted grapes are also found in grapes that have not been exposed to smoke? 

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Ready to grow your business but not sure where to start?

The South Australian Wine Industry Association (SAWIA) on behalf of the South Australian Government through Primary Industries and Regions SA (PIRSA) is delivering the Agribusiness Growth Program for the wine industry to support small enterprises (with a turnover between $300,000-$1.5m) in the value adding agriculture, food and beverage industries. 

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Industry Workshop

 
The ARC Training Centre for Innovative Wine Production, the University of Adelaide and the National Wine and Grape Industry Centre (NWGIC) are holding a one-day workshop in Wagga Wagga on 19 May that will feature 10-minute presentations by 18 researchers.  The universities will present the newest research in viticulture, oenology and wine consumer studies.

Date: 19 May 2016
Location: NWGIC Training Centre, Wagga Wagga
For more information or to register, contact Robyn Harrington on rharrington@csu.edu.au;
phone: 02 69332940 by 6 May 2016.

Early bird registrations closing soon for CCRSPI National Conference 


The Climate Change Research Strategy for Primary Industries (CCRSPI) National Conference will be held in 2016 in Sydney, NSW. CCRSPI 2016 focuses attention on climate resilience within Australia's globally competitive primary industries and will consider the drivers for primary industries in relation to climate, and draw out insights from influencers in business, the value chain and financial services sector. 
  
Dates: 27 – 28 April 2016
Location: Doltone House, Darling Island Wharf, 48 Pirrama Road, Pyrmont NSW
Cost: Single day registration from $500
For more information click here.

Australian Wine Industry Technical Conference and Trade Exhibition

 
Registrations are now open for the 16th Australian Wine Industry Technical Conference and Trade Exhibition. The AWITC will be held in Adelaide in July 2016 and features a program that includes esteemed local and international speakers, workshops, an expansive trade exhibition and networking events. 

Dates: 24 – 28 July 2016
Location: Adelaide Convention Centre, Adelaide SA
Cost: From $805
For more information or to register, click here.
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