Establishment & Redevelopment

It is important that planting material used for redevelopment is sound and disease-free.  Refer to the comments in the vine propagation section above.  Planting new vines over old usually necessitates the use of rootstock rather than own-rooted vines as a matter of best practice.  It is also a good idea to get an idea of nematode levels in the soil.  If top working onto old vines, testing for virus’ in the old rootstock vines is a must, to ensure that the new vineyard is not constrained by virus.

Practical

Rootstocks: an online tool (Vinehealth Australia)
https://vinehealth.com.au/tools/online-tools/rootstocks/

Wine Australia rootstock selector tool
https://grapevinerootstock.com/

Advertorial promoting vine guards but with some ideas about use of vine guards with young vines. 
http://www.groguard.com.au/pdfs/new_vineyard.pdf

Chalmers Nurseries (practical advice about top working vs planting)
https://www.chalmers.com.au/nursery-orders

Youtube video – top working (USA)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rsRsZ__-Ors

Grafting grapevines (overview of several techniques)
https://grapes.extension.org/grafting-grape-vines/

Field grafting grapevines (USA)
https://winemakermag.com/article/290-field-grafting-grape-vines

Yalumba Nursery – Rootstock attributes and selection (useful overall guide)
 https://www.yalumbanursery.com/rootList

 

Technical

Vineyard Establishment guide (long) from the US
It is based on American figures, but does have some general advice of value. http://www.eldoradograpes.com/files/6014/4419/2338/grape_cost_study_2015.pdf

ATO – Calculating the decline in value of grapevines. 
There is information about tax deductions for vineyard establishment
https://www.ato.gov.au/Business/Primary-producers/In-detail/Valuing-plants-and-animals/Calculating-the-decline-in-value-of-grapevines/

Vinehealth Australia – A grower’s guide to top working vines
https://vinehealth.com.au/media/A-growers-guide-to-Topworking-Grapevines_V2008.pdf

How best to deal with vineyard cordon decline
https://winetitles.com.au/how-best-to-deal-with-vineyard-cordon-decline/

Rootstock resistance – why isn’t Australia doing better in its uptake of rootstocks for phylloxera control? (Winetitles Article)
https://winetitles.com.au/rootstock-resistance-why-isnt-australia-doing-better-in-its-uptake-of-rootstocks-for-phylloxera-control/

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