Pest and Disease Resources

The Wine Australia Pest and Disease Debrief sessions – June 2011

The 2010-11 growing season in South-Eastern Australia was challenging. High rainfall over the entire growing season created sustained downy mildew, powdery mildew and bunch rot pressures in many winegrape growing regions.

To capture what had been learnt and how to deal with such conditions in the future, Wine Australia held five pest and disease debrief workshops in June 2011.

The content of the workshops was shaped by grower responses to an online survey about their experiences.

Copies of the workshop presentations are below.

Botrytis debrief by Dr Kathy Evans of Perennial Horticulture Centre, Tasmanian Institute of Agricultural Research, University of Tasmania, TAS

Fungicide control by Dr Trevor Wicks of South Australian Research & Development Institute, Waite Research Precinct, Adelaide, SA

Agrochemicals registered for use in Australian viticulture 11/12 (Dog Book Update) by Marcel Essling of Australian Wine Research Institute, Adelaide, SA

Downy Mildew – What worked and what didn’t? by Peter A Magarey of Magarey Plant Pathology, Loxton, SA

2011 Season Review – Pests and IPM by David Braybrook of VitiSolutions, VIC

Other bunch rots by Chris Steel of National Wine and Grape Industry Centre, Wagga Wagga, NSW

Powdery Mildew by Bob Emmett of Biosciences Research Division, Department of Primary Industries, Mildura, VIC

Strategic use of sulphur in integrated pest and disease management (IPM) programs for grapevines (DAV 98/1) by Bob Emmett, Department of Primary Industries, Mildura VIC

2010-11 Pest and Disease Review – Summary of survey results