Thursday, 11 February 2021

Behind the Vines

Sample Collection Service For Smoke Taint Testing Tuesday, 21 January 2020  SAMPLE COLLECTION SERVICE FOR SMOKE TAINT TESTING  The Victorian Government is resourcing the collection and transport of grape samples for the laboratory testing of smoke taint indicator compounds. This supports Victorian grapegrowers and winemakers and the broader Victorian Wine Industry during the current bushfire crisis.  The collection initiative is serviced and funded by the Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions’ Agriculture Victoria.  As vineyards are in different Phylloxera-management zones, movement of vine materials require specific certification to be received and sent on across zone and state borders. Agriculture Victoria staff will conduct quarantine inspections and provide permits and/or Plant Health Certificates as required…
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