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Investigation of management practices and economic viability of vineyards for organic wine production

Hassall, A.G.; Kristiansen, P. and Taji, A. (2005) Investigation of management practices and economic viability of vineyards for organic wine production. Paper at: Proceedings of the 8th International IFOAM Viticulture & Wine Conference, Adelaide Australia, September 2005.

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This paper reports the findings of two components of a research investigating the viability of organic wine grape production. Firstly the results of a survey of Australian organic wine grape growers’ management practices and secondly the first year findings of an experimental organic vineyard compared to an associated conventional vineyard. The survey found a heavy reliance on sulphur and copper sprays for powdery and downy mildew control. The experimental vineyard showed similar yields to conventional growing and in many cases higher sugar, though some increase in botrytis in organic Shiraz.


EPrint Type:Conference paper, poster, etc.
Type of presentation:Paper
Keywords:organic; viticulture; wine; grape; comparison; conventional; economic; disease; survey, mail; Brix; Australia
Subjects: Crop husbandry > Crop health, quality, protection
Crop husbandry > Production systems > Fruit and berries > Viticulture
Farming Systems > Farm economics
Research affiliation: Australia > University of New England
Deposited By: Kristiansen, Dr Paul Erik
ID Code:14046
Deposited On:28 Aug 2008
Last Modified:12 Apr 2010 07:37
Document Language:English
Status:Published
Refereed:Not peer-reviewed

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