Powdery mildew app helps global vignerons manage grape expectations by Andrew Spence

A FREE mobile app to help vignerons and winemakers quickly assess grapes for powdery mildew in the field is being made available to growers globally. Developed in South Australia by the University of Adelaide in collaboration with industry and Wine Australia, the app was initially launched for use exclusively in Australia ahead of the 2016 … Continue reading Powdery mildew app helps global vignerons manage grape expectations by Andrew Spence

Bird’s-eye view of vine health by Andrew Spence

REMOTE sensors and aerial imagery are being used to maximize irrigation efficiencies in one of Australia’s most famous wine regions. The project in South Australia’s Coonawarra region aims to help viticulturists understand how remote-sensing technologies can rapidly identify canopy temperature, vine water stress and nutrient status issues. It used images taken by three cameras fitted … Continue reading Bird’s-eye view of vine health by Andrew Spence