This year the VinPro/Winetech Information Days took the form of a roadshow from 15 until 17 September 2015, when industry experts discussed leafroll virus management and irrigation. 

Download the presentations below:

Download the programme

Leafroll virus management research – Are we winning the war?

Download  SA is a world leader on leafroll research. What are the findings and is the end in sight? – Prof. Gerhard Pietersen (University of Pretoria)

Download  How free are our vines from leafroll? What is the Vine Improvement Association, plant improvement organisations and the nurseries doing to ensure clean plant material is sold to producers? – Nico Spreeth (Vititec)

Download  The war on powdery mildew. What bullets do we have and what does a leafroll management programme cost? – Petrie de Kock (BASF)

Irrigation: SA’S water resources are becoming more scarce, with less water being allocated to agriculture

Download  How can the wine producer cultivate more grapes with the same amount of water, or the same amount of grapes with less water. Is it possible? – Vink Lategan (ARC: Nietvoorbij)

Download  The correct interpretation of soil water monitoring/measurement – Dr Philip Myburgh (ARC: Nietvoorbij)

Download  Launch of the Irrigation Guidelines for Wine Grapes publication (revised edition)

Contact Gaynor Fortuin at tel 021 276 0432, e-mail

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