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AWRI Workshops – FREE

As recently promoted the AWRI will conduct two workshops in the Riverland on Wednesday, October 11 at Renmark – Kingston Estate Wines, 286 Murtho Road, Paringa and on Thursday, October 12 at Loxton – Kingston Estate Wines, 2868 Kingston Road, Pyap.  Note: Riverland Wine will pay the fee for members.  AWRI will refund members who have already registered and paid.

The Best Practice Spray Application Workshops, starting with breakfast, will cover:

  • How to get the best out of your sprayer
  • Best management of pest and disease
  • Latest developments in spray application technology with units in action
  • Evaluating what does and doesn’t work.

Two presenters Alison MacGregor and Dr David Manktelow will be at the workshops. 

Alison has 25 years’ experience in research, extension and consultancy to viticulture and irrigated horticulture, with particular interests in plant protection, plant breeder’s rights, IPM and chemical use, spray technology and spray drift, and most recently on integrating spatial information into horticultural services. Alison undertook a research project investigating the persistence and degradation of pesticides in fresh and dried grapes and wine that underpinned the development of industry extended withholding periods to meet export MRLs, now referred to in the wine industry as The Dog Book.

David is a New Zealand based plant pathologist and spray application specialist and has worked horticultural research and extension since the late 80s.  David is a New Zealand based plant pathologist and spray application specialist.  He was associated with the development and implementation of the apple integrated fruit production and Integrated Winegrape production programmes in New Zealand and completed a PhD on spray application and is an independent researcher and industry trainer.

Register now online:

Renmark, Wednesday, October 11

Loxton, Thursday, October 12

More information is available by contact the AWRI by phone 8313 6600 or email and the AWRI website.

 

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