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FREE EcoVineyards field session – Riverland

November 27, 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Workshop

  • 9 – 9:10am: Introductions
  • 9 – 10am: An introduction to the EcoVineyards project, functional biodiversity enhancement (good bugs, biocontrol, native insectary plants and practical examples) by Mary Retallack, Retallack Viticulture.
      • EcoVineyards fact sheets
        – An introduction to native insectary plants
        – How to develop a biodiversity action plan (BAP).
        – Pre-European plant community lists for the Riverland
        – Fire resistant insectary plants
  • 10 – 10.20am: Meet the EcoGrowers (Sheridan Alm, John & Luke Lory) and an introduction to their projects.
  • 10.20 – 10.35am: Soil health projects by Jeremy Nelson (Murraylands and Riverland Landscape Board.
  • 10.35 – 10.50am: Morning tea.

Field session

  • 10:50 – 11.20: Meet EcoGrower Brett Rosenzweig and view his demonstration site.
    • Examples:
      – Microbial activity (calico strips)
      – planting techniques (power planter, Pottiputki, Hamilton planter etc.)
      – tree guards (and Arborgreen discount offer)
  • 11.20 – 12 noon: A focus on predatory birds (insectivorous/raptor birds), ways to attract them to the vineyard and predatory bird perch update with Phil Barron, Barron Environmental.
  • 12 – till 1pm: A focus on soil health with Dr Mary Retallack, Retallack Viticulture and Dr Amanda Schapel, PIRSA.
    – Soil carbon (PIRSA project results)
    – Predatory arthropods (in field assessment)
    – Water infiltration (infiltrometer ring test)
    – Soil resistance (penetrometer)
    – Soil temperature (in field and handheld thermometers)
  • 1pm: Lunch and close.

Details

Date:
November 27
Time:
9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Website:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ecovineyards-field-session-riverland-tickets-123160086133

Organiser

EcoVineyards
Phone:
0419 039 508
Website:
www.wgcsa.com.au

Venue

Rosy Ridge Vineyard
364 Katarapko Crescent
Winke, South Australia 5343 Australia
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Website:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ecovineyards-field-session-riverland-tickets-123160086133
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