It was great to see so many people at our May Growers’ Meetings, which were held in Waikerie, Barmera, Renmark and Loxton.
If you didn’t get to one, there are a few important things you might want to know about.
Our latest Member Survey asks you to tell us about the services you need from Riverland Wine, the sort of information that’s useful to you and how you prefer to get it. If you’d like to complete the survey please contact Kate at Riverland Wine phone 8584 5816 or email and she will send it to you.
Heavy Vehicle Inspection Scheme
Stage Two of the Heavy Vehicle Inspection Scheme will be rolled out in the second half of 2018. Stage Two will continue to include the inspection of heavy trailers and vehicles with a gross vehicle mass or aggregate trailer mass of over 4.5 tonnes, extending on change of ownership requirements to include inspection requirements for vehicles aged four, six and eight years and annually after 10 years of manufacture. To stay up to date with the latest HVIS industry information you can register your email address on the DPTI website.
Sustaining Endeavour is a recycling business that works with growers to encourage them to recycle plastic and support recyclable products. They are particularly interested in recycling plastic irrigation drip tube. Sustainable Endeavour is keen to run a workshop in the Riverland to present information on how growers can be involved in recycling their plastic and lifting sustainability within the region. Please let us know if you would be interested in a workshop being held in the region.
SARDI Rootstock Trials
The SA Research and Development Institute will be working with Wine Australia to expand its research capacity to support the wine industry. In addition to information about current viticulture research members were referred to a series of fact sheets about rootstocks that are available on the SARDI website through the following link about rootstocks on the SARDI website.