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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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  • Meetings

    The first two weeks of 2020 have been flat chat for most growers and winemakers as preparations continue towards an uncertain harvest; uncertain because of the unknowns with very few price offers finalised and yield predictions all over the place, partly due to recent hot weather but more so...

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  • Carryover

    The private carryover policy came into effect in the 2019-20 water use year and the NRM Board has heard that amendments could be made to improve its effectiveness. The 2019 River Murray water allocation plan incorporated an updated private carryover policy as a drought management measure and...

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  • Hands off

    In June of 2018 Riverland Wine growers boldly invited a team of senior academics from the University of Adelaide to come to the Riverland and work with them to develop digital technology, specifically to reduce production costs. The team of ten ‘Thinking Growers’ (T10), referred to the nine...

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  • Prices

    In September, after the Wine Industry Market Study, ACCC Commissioner Mick Keough said “Wine grape sector contracts and price transparency must improve. Kingston Estate Wines prices were released last week and management have agreed these may be published in the interests of all stakeholders....

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Loxton, South Australia
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Humidity: 31%
Wind: ESE at 7 kph
Thu 44°C / 21°C
Fri 42°C / 29°C

Last observation: 29/01/2020 at 10:30
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Last observation: 29/01/2020 at 10:30
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Wind: ESE at 7 kph
Thu 44°C / 19°C
Fri 42°C / 28°C

Last observation: 29/01/2020 at 10:30
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