Improving Spray Application in the Vineyard
In October 2008 Dr Andrew Landers from Cornell presented a workshop about spray application in vineyards. A survey was designed to see how this workshop has been useful for grape producers. Results are available in a final report for this trip from www.gwrdc.com.au.
By completing the survey growers were entered into a draw to win one of two hand held anemometers. Two companies donated a hand held anemometer as incentives to provide feedback. www.weatherdownunder.net.au donated a windmate 200 and www.instrumentchoice.com.au donated a Kestrel 1000.
Thank you also to these companies for providing a discount to grapegrowers who mention this survey. The anemometers were awarded to the 20th and 50th person who completed the survey.
If you have any photographs of modifications to your sprayer or inventions you have made please email email@example.com.
Workshop held at NSW DPI Griffith Centre for Irrigated Agriculture on Monday 13th October.
Andrew’s visit to Australia was made possible with a GWRDC funded travel grant to fund travel and accommodation, with the leadership of Mark Sosnowski from the South Australian Research and Development Institute, members of the National Extension Steering committee and through the on ground efforts of the regional extension officers and industry association leaders who arranged each of these events. Thanks again to the drivers of the sprayers, the venues, organisers of projection gear, catering staff, the vineyard owners, to those who arranged the Kaolin and the other requirements.