Pest and disease management workshop (vineyards) - Margaret River

Pest and disease management, sustainable viticulture and chemical resistance are high priorities for the WA wine industry.

International, national and local experts will present the latest research and sustainable practices for managing vineyard pests and diseases.

Key presenters Professor Wayne Wilcox and Dr Bob Emmett

Headlining the workshop is internationally renowned grape pathologist and editor of the seminal text ‘Compendium of grape diseases, disorders and pests’, Professor Wayne Wilcox. Professor Wilcox, Cornell University (USA) grape pathology program leader, will present on the biology and sustainable management of powdery mildew, botrytis bunch rot, downy mildew and sour rot.

Mildura based grapevine pathologist, Dr Bob Emmett, will provide expert insight into integrated pest management   practices and delve into the management of botryosphaeria trunk rot, mealybug and light brown apple moth.

DPIRD pathologist Andrew Taylor will give a WA perspective on downy mildew and fungicide resistance and entomologist Stewart Learmonth will discuss garden weevil management practices. 

To ensure you don’t miss out RSVP to Jodie Whitfield 

Registration is free and lunch will be provided after the workshop.


When and where

HostDepartment of Primary Industries and Regional Development
Start DateWednesday, 17th October 2018
Start Time9:00 am
End Time1:00 pm
LocationMargaret River Education Campus
272 Bussell Highway,
Margaret River, WA 6285

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