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Water, friend or foe?
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Worried about water? Join your colleagues in Mildura next Friday (2 November) to hear the latest on the state of the Murray Darling basin and how to best see your vines through the summer and beyond at the latest seminar from the Australian Society of Viticulture and Oenology.
The format for the day sees the first session highlighting water issues across Australia, including an overview presentation from David Dreverman (MDBC), a talk from Richard Hamilton of Fosters Wine Estates about non-River Murray water issues for viticulture in WA, NSW, VIC and Tas and a final presentation looking at issues of intertransferability of water supply, water recharge and re-use options and the swapping/sharing between different water sources within a single continuum while also looking at salinity and quality issues.
The day will then progress to a session on irrigation technology (impacts on root architecture of converting from sprinklers to drippers, distribution uniformity and scheduling) followed by a presentation on the effect of irrigation on grape vine physiology (the impacts of the use of reclaimed water, salinity, rootstocks and sustained deficit irrigation).
The final session of the day is looking into the future using spatial technology to address vineyard variation and a closing case study will outline just how Jubilee Vineyards are managing their vines with less water this year.
Register now by visiting www.asvo.com.au/news/registration