News

DO YOU KNOW …

  • The current state of water resources?
  • How the vine uses water throughout the season?
  • How limited water resources can be used optimally?

The South African wine industry is currently investigating these important issues during a series of VinPro Winetech regional information days with the theme EFFECTIVE IRRIGATION DURING WATER SCARCITY.

SPONSORED BY NETAFIM

DOWNLOAD THE ADVERTISEMENT.

REGISTRATION IS COMPULSORY. Contact the regional office at the details below to register.

DATES:

13 Sept 2017 STELLENBOSCH
JC Le Roux
Book: 021 276 0432, gaynor@vinpro.co.za
09:00 – 12:00
R250
14 Sept 2017 PAARL/SWARTLAND
Nelson Wine Estate
Book: 021 276 0432, gaynor@vinpro.co.za
09:00 – 12:00
R220
20 Sept 2017 WORCESTER/BREEDEKLOOF
Aan De Doorns Cellar
Book: 023 347 1566, muirs@vinpro.co.za
09:00 – 12:00
R150
20 Sept 2017 OLIFANTS RIVER
Die Keldery, Vredendal
Book: 072 152 4028, gerte@vinpro.co.za
18:30 – 20:00
R150
4 Okt 2017 ROBERTSON/KLEIN KAROO
Robertson Exhibition Hall
Book: 023 626 3017, jansevr@vinpro.co.za
09:00 – 12:00
R200

PROGRAMME:

08:30 REGISTRATION
09:00 Opening
Regional viticulturist, VinPro
09:05 What is the status of water resources in the Western Cape (Berg River/Breede River); what are the long-term plans?
André Roux, Former Director: Sustainable Resource Management, Western Cape Dept of Agriculture
09:30 A short overview of grapevine water absorption and usage throughout the season
Dr Philip Myburgh, ARC Nietvoorbij
09:45 How do vineyards react to irrigation?
Vink Lategan, Stellenbosch University
10:30 TEA/COFFEE AND REFRESHMENTS
10:50 A word from the sponsors
Netafim
11:00 How can we use irrigation water effectively?
Dr Philip Myburgh, ARC Nietvoorbij
11:45 What “other” vineyard cultivation practices can we apply in vineyards if water conditions do not improve during the season? (If the drought persists)
Regional viticulturist, VinPro
12:00 CONCLUSION

 

Go Back