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.
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.