The AWRI has released eight new webinars! Registration via the AWRI website is now open!
Starting Thursday, September 3rd, Dr Paul Petrie (SARDI) takes a look at a new water budgeting tool. Additional webinars will run through to January 2021 and cover the impact of COVID-19 on export markets, how and when to consider water additions to must, drivers of regionality in Pinot Noir, the origins of the Gingin Chardonnay clone, a climate outlook for the wine-grape growing industry, a review of methods for measuring Brix or Baume and new approaches for assessing and measuring Botrytis contamination.
Each webinar will include a presentation and an opportunity for audience members to ask questions. Sessions are held on Thursdays at 11:30 am in SA, 12 noon in the eastern states and 10 am in WA. All AWRI webinars are free to attend but do require pre-registration.
The webinars for the program are:
- 3rd September. Irrigation Budgeting, Dr Paul Petrie – South Australian Research and Development Institute.
- 17th September. Global impact of COVID-19 on the wine export market, Tony Battaglene – Australian Grape and Wine.
- 1st October. Water addition to must: when to use it and how much? Dr Keren Bindon – The Austalian Wine research instutute.
- 15th October. Provenance of Pinot Noir – drivers of regionality, Dr Fiona Kerslake and Dr Rocco Longo – Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture.
- 12th November. The origin of Chardonnay clones with historical significance in Australia and California, Dr Anthony Borneman – The Australian Wine Research Institute.
- 26th November. Climate outlooks, Dr Naomi Benger – Bureau of Meteorology.
- 3rd December. Measuring Baume and Brix and understanding the relationship with final alcohol concentration, Dr Eric Wilkes – The Australian Wine Research Institute.
- 28 January. Quantitative methods for Botytis grey mold detection and estimation in grapes, Professor Chris Steel – National Wine and Grape Industry Centre (CSU).