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Rare opportunity: Australia’s grapegrowers will have their first chance to attend an international workshop on trunk disease at home with a major event set down for November says convenor Dr Mark Sosnowski.

Rare opportunity: Australian grapegrowers will have their first chance to attend an international workshop on trunk disease at home with a major event set down for November says convenor Dr Mark Sosnowski.

GRAPEGROWERS and winemakers have an opportunity to learn the latest information and practical management options for grapevine trunk disease.

The 9th International Workshop on Grapevine Trunk Diseases (9IWGTD), sponsored by the Australian Grape and Wine Authority (AGWA), is being held in Australia for the first time and will showcase the Australian wine industry’s proactive methods for trunk disease management.

Hosted by the South Australian Research and Development Institute (SARDI) and the University of Adelaide, the workshop will be held at the National Wine Centre in Adelaide from November 18-20 and is being convened by Dr Mark Sosnowski (SARDI).

The third day of the conference is an industry forum day, and Australian grapegrowers and winemakers have been offered a discounted fee to attend it on November 20 through AGWA’s sponsorship.

AGWA’s acting chief executive officer Andreas Clark said the industry forum day presents a rare opportunity for industry members to learn the latest practical management options for trunk diseases from Australian and international experts.

Dr Sosnowski said he “strongly encourages Australian industry representatives to attend the industry forum day, which will focus on the latest information from around the world on practical management options in the vineyard and nursery”.

Industry forum day registration for Australian grapegrowers and winemakers is subsidised to $200, if their registration is received by August 17.

Industry members are also welcome to register for other days if they wish.

Registration details are available from www.plevin.com.au/iwgtd2014/registration.html.

Contact: Mark Sosnowski

P: 61 8 8303 9400

E: Mark.Sosnowski@sa.gov.au

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