Tasmanian vineyards are grown in very challenging climates and thus need to be up-to-date with the latest spraying practices. This workshop aims to create awareness of how spray moves through canopies, and how coverage can be measured. Think UV lights, a fluorescent dye, and BBQ!
Dr Andrew Hewitt from the University of Queensland is the leader in spray application dynamics and will be presenting the latest research from two Wine Australia projects on spray application in vineyards (copies of the projects here and here). We will also look at some leaves that have been sprayed with Fluorescent Dye under UV lights, with different rates and applications. And we will hear from a local grower about how he manages spray application.
A light BBQ dinner will be provided.
Each attendee will receive a copy of Orchard & Vineyard Spraying Handbook for Australia & New Zealand, written by Geoffrey Furness and produced by SARDI. This book is no longer in print and is 54 pages of excellent spraying information. Limited copies and first registered, first served...
16:00 Arrival for start @ 16:15
16:15 Welcome - Housekeeping
16:20 "Digital Viticulture and Optimised Spraying" - Dr Andrew Hewitt, University of Queensland/Wine Australia
17:20 "Getting your head around different sprayers and other technology" - Rod Marshall, Marshall Machinery
17:50 Case Study Round Table
19:00 "A Walk in the Vineyard" to see rates/speeds/pressures/application
20:00 "Where do the droplets go?" See sprayer in action
21:00 General discussion and other questions
16:00 - 21:00, Monday 22 January 2018
Jansz Parish Vineyard (Shed at the top of the hill)
445 Brinktop Road
Cost for this event is $45 (Wine Tasmania members), $90 (non-members).
Tickets are limited.
Registrations close 3 days prior.
For registration please click on the Event Registration below and for more information email firstname.lastname@example.org