South Australian River Murray irrigators are now able to prepare proposals and apply for funds from Round One of the long-awaited $240 million Irrigation Industry Improvement Program (3IP).
Agriculture Food and Fisheries Minister Gail Gago said the Federal Government has approved the 3IP Guidelines, a key component of the $265 South Australian River Murray Sustainability Program (SARMS).
Members of the Riverland Alternative Wine Group (RAWG) have enjoyed another year of success in 2013. The group has delivered some fantastic events that truly showcase the Riverland. RAWG members continue to perform exceptionally well in all facets of their businesses; growing grapes, processing wine, competing on the wine show circuit and on the bottom line of their P&L statements.
Riverland council areas look set to have high-speed broadband from mid-2015. The National Broadband Company (NBN Co) recently announced that planning proposals will be lodged with Berri Barmera Council, the District Council of Loxton Waikerie and the Renmark Paringa Council.
The Riverland Alternative Wine Group (RAWG) is establishing a register of all the alternative varieties planted in the Riverland, and organic vineyards, including those that are in the Organic Conversion Phase. The information will only be used for strategic planning activities. It will not be used for commercial purposes.
Are you experiencing problems controlling powdery mildew, downy mildew or Botrytis bunch rot? Samples of these diseases are needed from the main wine regions of Australia. A project to investigate the extent of resistance of these three diseases to fungicides is underway, funded by GWRDC. To improve knowledge of resistance development the researchers will also need access to details of spray programs.
Riverland wine has established a strong working relationship with GWRDC. Most of the emphasis has been around viticultural and technical matters and particularly the extension work undertaken through the Grassroots programme.However, GWRDC programs offer much more to stakeholders.