International grapevine trunk disease workshop coming to Australia

Grapegrowers and winemakers have an opportunity to learn the latest information and practical management options for grapevine trunk disease.

The 9th International Workshop on Grapevine Trunk Diseases (9IWGTD), sponsored by the Australian Grape and Wine Authority (AGWA), is being held in Australia for the first time and will showcase the Australian wine industry’s pro-active methods for trunk disease management.

Hosted by the South Australian Research and Development Institute (SARDI) and the University of Adelaide, the workshop will be held at the National Wine Centre in Adelaide from 18–20 November 2014 and is being convened by Dr Mark Sosnowski (SARDI).

The third day of the conference is an Industry Forum Day, and Australian grapegrowers and winemakers have been offered a discounted fee to attend it on 20 November 2014, through AGWA’s sponsorship.

AGWA’s Acting Chief Executive Officer Andreas Clark said the Industry Forum Day presents a unique opportunity for industry members to learn the latest practical management options for trunk diseases from Australian and international experts.

Dr Mark Sosnowski, convenor of the conference, said “I strongly encourage Australian industry representatives to attend the Industry Forum Day, which will focus on the latest information from around the world on practical management options in the vineyard and nursery”.

Industry Forum Day registration for Australian grapegrowers and winemakers is subsidised to $200, if their registration is received by 17 August 2014.

Industry members are also welcome to register for other days if they wish.

http://www.plevin.com.au/iwgtd2014/registration.html

 

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For further information please contact:

Abbey Flanagan – Australian Grape and Wine Authority

Communications Coordinator

Phone: 08 8228 2000

Mobile: 0401 082 124

Email: abbey.flanagan@agwa.net.au

 

Background

The Australian Grape and Wine Authority (AGWA) is the new industry services body for the wine sector and has assumed the functions of Wine Australia Corporation and the Grape and Wine Research and Development Corporation (both of which ceased operations on 30 June 2014).

With its head office located in the National Wine Centre in Adelaide, AGWA will centralise marketing, export regulation and research and development (R&D) support for Australia’s wine industry which recorded $4.2 billion in domestic and export sales on an FOB basis in 2012/13.