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  • AdvanceAg to showcase AgTech

    Robot tractors, an army of drones and virtual reality farm simulations can be expected to explode into the Adelaide Showground for the inaugural AdvanceAg AgTech showcase aimed at nudging SA’s farms to the next evolution of on-farm technology.

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  • Grapes for Sale

    Normally at this time of year, Riverland Wine is building a register of growers with grapes to sell. This year there have not been enough grapes to build the register! It seems there is a ‘crushing’ demand! However, if you do have any grapes left over, don’t hesitate to call Kate. It’s very likely we’ll...

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  • A cracking Tuff Nutt

    These days competitive and crowded wine markets can prove to be a tough nut to crack. Especially if you are a boutique wine producer, with budget constraints, using unknown wine fruit varieties, and with a regionality that is not ‘high-brow’ in conservative wine circles.

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  • Community first

    When Riverland Wine Members met last week to focus on the future. They were each invited to jot down their three ‘top of mind’ sentiments. The responses were many and varied but the core theme was one of concern for the entire community of the Murray-Darling Basin. There was discussion about...

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  • WHS tips

    The South Australian Wine Industry Association (SAWIA) has created a series of handy Work Health & Safety tips for wineries and growers.

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  • Let’s eradicate powdery mildew

    If Powdery Mildew was Polio or Tuberculosis we would have eradicated it from grape vines decades ago! So now we get to the good (challenging) part of this story. Peter Magarey is one of the (very) few plant pathologists specialising in grape vines still practicing in regional Australia and he’s...

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  • Mildew history

    This may seem a little ‘dry’ but read on. History is important when mapping futures. In 1970, research on grapevine downy mildew in the Riverland began in Loxton. From 1970-75, the Department of Agriculture’s plant pathologist Peter Dry began investigating the conditions favouring disease. With...

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  • Demand is pushing prices

    From all reports in the past week, demand for Riverland Winegrapes is STRONG; so strong in fact it’s been very hard to get any grapes listed on the Grapes for Sale Register, a far cry from the days when the register would open in January with more than 10,000 tonnes and peak in late February with...

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