Grape Phylloxera – Quarantine management and importance of diverse genetic strains

Dr Catherine Clarke, Agriculture Victoria Research

Grapevine viruses and other future threats

Dr Fiona Constable, ‎Victorian Dept. of Environment and Primary Industries

Grapevine viruses & biosecurity in New Zealand

Dr Vaughn Bell, Plant and Food Research, New Zealand



Mildews: what drives an epidemic?

Barbara Hall, South Australian Research and Development Institute

Learnings from Panama incursion in Queensland

Jim Pekin, Australian Banana Growers’ Council

Free biological control of insect pests? Yes, please!

Dr Mary Retallack, Retallack Viticulture




Using agrochemical data to monitor trends and ID future issues

Dr Paul Petrie, The Australian Wine Research Institute (AWRI)

Digital Spraying

Dr Andrew Hewitt, The University of Queensland

Challenges to agrochemical availability

Marcel Essling, AWRI



New phylloxera detection method: opportunities and next steps

Inca Lee, Vinehealth Australia

Winemaking trials with sooty mould

Peter Godden, The Australian Wine Research Institute (AWRI)

Monitoring grapevine pathology with hyperspectral imaging

Dr Bob Dambergs, The Australian Wine Research Institute (AWRI)




Current Australian exotic pest incursions

Dr Mardi Longbottom, The Australian Wine Research Institute (AWRI)

Non-chemical Botrytis management - NZ perspective

Ollie Powrie, Villa Maria Estate Ltd

The reality of living with phylloxera

Andy Clarke, Yering Station



Using unmanned aircraft systems to manage insects and diseases--the power of perspective.

Dr Brian McCornack, Kansas State University

Clonal selection program

Dr Cath Kidman, Wynns Coonawarra Estate

The effects of spray drift on grapevine growth

Dr Gerhard Roussow, Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation



Propagation for healthy vineyards

Nick Dry, Yalumba Nursery