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As the grape and wine industry plunges into the 2019 harvest following the most blistering growing season in recent memory the water worries for the current year and for future years are causing many to lose sleep and to search for better ways of managing the water risk.

Riverland Wine has added its considerable weight as a representative industry body to the Fruit Fly Eradication Program. Executive Chair Chris Byrne has written to the Minister this week applauding the action to introduce zero tolerance at all roadblocks in the region and elsewhere across the State.

In the 2016/15 Federal Budget, the Australian Government announced the $50M package to promote Australian wine in overseas markets and encourage domestic and international tourists to visit our premium wine regions.

The Adelady team returned to the Riverland over the long weekend (January 25–27) filming an episode in the Riverland for season 4 of their show on Channel 9. 

Vinehealth Australia has undertaken a comprehensive review of the phylloxera-related conditions in SA’s Plant Quarantine Standard (PQS) and is now seeking industry feedback on the proposed changes.

Following an outbreak of fruit fly declared in Loxton on December 7, larvae have since been detected in the 1.5km outbreak area, resulting in an extension of quarantine restrictions until at least April 15, 2019.

Did you know regulations have changed under the Heavy Vehicle National Law? Changes to the Chain of Responsibility laws came into effect on October 1, 2018. The changes align these laws more closely with workplace health and safety laws, meaning everyone in the heavy vehicle transport supply chain (including farmers) have a duty to ensure the safety of their transport activities and that breaches of the Heavy Vehicle National Law do not occur.

Applications are open for the 2019 vintage of Australia’s grape and wine sector leadership development program – Future Leaders.

In late 2017, Adelaide film production company, 57 Films, spent several days in the Riverland working with regional food, wine, beer and tourism producers and promoters, capturing footage for an episode of the television series Chef Exchange.

Did you know regulations have changed under the Heavy Vehicle National Law? Not sure if your farm business is compliant? Find out what you need to do and get practical tips and advice.

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