SOLD OUT: Heathcote Sustainability Field Day May 15th

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Join Wine Victoria, Heathcote Winegrowers Association, and Sustainability Victoria for a field day focused on sustainability at Vinea Marson in Heathcote on Wednesday, May 15th from 9-4pm.

The program for the day will feature the “Turning Green Waste Into Wine” project that the Heathcote Winegrowers Association are running through the funding of Sustainability Victoria, a case study by Nigel Blieschke, Chief Viticulturist Torbreck, future focused practices in agriculture tech, automation and carbon reduction, as well as ways to increase biodiversity and soil health. See the agenda and register below.

Nigel Blieschke is a 2023 Syngenta Growth Award recipient, in the national category of Sustainability Advisor. “The goal of the growth awards is to recognise growers and advisers who are making a difference to the Industry through leadership, best practice and innovation”.

Date: Wednesday, May 15th
Time: 9am – 4pm
Location: Vinea Marson, 411 Heathcote-Rochester Rd, Mount Camel VIC 3523
Event fees: General admission is $15pp +gst; Heathcote Wine Association members: $10pp +gst SOLD OUT
Includes morning tea, and lunch provided by Ladro

Sustainability Field Day Agenda

Topic: Phylloxera update and foot bath on entry
Presented by Agriculture Victoria

Topic: Indigenous planting in the vineyard for biodiversity and soil health benefits
Presented by Cath Olive, Euroa Arboretume

Topic: Turning Green Waste into Wine Project
Presented by Andrew Dougal, Sustainability Victoria, Ali Phillips, Paul Osicka Wines, Madeliene Marson,  Vinea Marson, James McKenzie, Lakeview Vineyard (long term compost use)

Vineyard Case Study: Torbreck Vineyard Experience
Presented by Nigel Blieschke – Tobreck, Barossa Valley
Discussing sustainable vineyard practices and use of the Simot and Sirch pruning technique.

Topic: Vineyard Automation
Presented by Andy Clarke, Wine Australia

Topic: Autonomous Vineyard Machinery
Presented by Cam Clifford AME

Topic: Recent advances in chemistry for winegrowers and it’s implication for disease management strategy
Presented by NuFarm & Syngenta

Topic: Electricity monitoring and cost reduction – Winery and Irrigation
Presented by Blue NRG

Thank you for your interest, this event has now sold out.