Registrations are now open for the 2023 ASVO Viticulture Seminar, which the ASVO has confirmed will this year cover two important topics: ‘Maintaining Established Vineyards’ and ‘Establishing New Vineyards’.

With two topics on the agenda this year’s seminar will have a slightly different format and will now be spread over two separate Friday afternoons instead of one full day as it had previously.

ASVO President, Andy Clarke, said: “The annual ASVO Viticulture Seminar is always of vital interest to grape growers and vineyard managers. It’s the only seminar that is focused on the specific needs of viticulturists in Australia.

“The two topics of this year’s seminar are very relevant to the current situation in Australia when economic viability is top of mind. Many growers are facing decisions about aging vineyards that are showing decline in yield and quality. Others are considering whether to replant vineyards to different varieties or in better locations.

“The ASVO’s 2023 Viticulture Seminar will provide practical relevant information to assist growers under both considerations. The new format of two half-days considers the needs of growers who will be able to do necessary vineyard work in the morning, and then attend the seminar in the afternoon.”

The ASVO said the first session will take place on Friday 21 July and will discuss ‘Maintaining Established Vineyards’ and this seminar will cover topics such as comparing vine age performance; vine age and economic viability; replacing old irrigation; pruning for longevity; field grafting and changing height/canopy structure.

The second ‘Establishing New Vineyards’ seminar will take place on Friday, 4 August and will address quarantine for imported cuttings; clones and alternate varieties; vineyard and irrigation design; as well as pest control, nutrition and weed management for young vines.

The 2023 ASVO Viticulture Seminar will be held at regional hubs to allow attendees to network and discuss the topics with their peers or watch online if they cannot attend a regional location. Attendees can register for one or both sessions. The cost for both sessions is only $190, but ASVO members get a discounted rate of $133.

Register Here for the ASVO 2023 Viticulture Seminar for one or both days:

  • • Day 1: 12pm-4pm Friday 21 July 2023 ‘Maintaining Established Vineyards’
  • • Day 2: 12pm-4pm Friday 4 August 2023 ‘Establishing New Vineyards’

Andy Young

Andy joined Intermedia as Editor of The Shout in 2015, writing news on a daily basis and also writing features for National Liquor News. Now Managing Editor of both The Shout and Bars and Clubs.

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