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January/February 2007 Australian Viticulture released

Water-related issues and maximising available water resources, is the focus of the January/February 2007 Australian Viticulture.

Topics include soil moisture sensing, maintaining sustainable water supplies, news about the River Murray Catchment Water Management Board’s ‘Improving Irrigation Efficiency Project’, drip irrigation, sustained deficit irrigation, aquaporin research and more.

Soil variability and precision farming to ensure the best quality crop is another highlight of this issue, as is the latest developments in the vineyard software sector.

We publish the latest investigations into grapevine trunk disease and bunchzone temperature monitoring in Shiraz grown in north-east Victoria, plus the results of an evaluation of three Sauvignon Blanc clones in the Margaret River region.

We congratulate heavy vineyard machinery supplier, Pellenc, on reaching its milestone of 15 years of successful business operations, have a close look at how several Australian growers are managing Mataro vines, also hearing the passionate views about the variety from Rolf Binder of Rolf Binder Wines at Veritas Winery, Barossa Valley.

The latest news from Wine Grape Growers’ Australia and more can be found in the 118-page January/February issue of Australian Viticulture, available by subscription now at http://www.winebiz.com.au or by calling Winetitles on (08) 8292 0888.



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