High praise

 “The best course I’ve done in years!”

“This workshop has taught me how much I didn’t know about nutrition and how to manage and I’ve been in the game more than 30 years!”

These were just two of the comments from growers who attended the ‘Managing Grapevine Nutrition’ workshop on Monday in Berri.

Andrew Weeks was very pleased with the turn-out. He said, “Twenty members made the time to take part and they all got a lot out of it. The interaction with AWRI’s Mardi Longbottom and Kerrie Degaris was excellent. The feedback to them after the session was really positive”.

Attendees received a comprehensive glossy manual compiled by Mardi and including contributions from Peter Dry and Marcel Essling, also from AWRI. The manual is an easy read, covering Principals of Nutrition, Key Grapevine Nutrients, Tools, Techniques and Resources. Andrew added, “It is often difficult to know what topics to offer growers in our extension program but this one seemed to hit the mark”.

Riverland Wine will negotiate a repeat of this same program in the future if there are enough members who want to understand and manage their nutrition regimes. If you are keen to take part, let us know at Riverland Wine and we’ll compile a register and make arrangements when there are twenty or more.

Similarly if there are other topics you want to learn more about, contact Andrew phone 0439 823 310 or email

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