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2015

Biosecurity being tackled on two fronts

This article was published in the September 2015 issue of the Grapegrower & Winemaker magazine.

It looks at the two WGGA biosecurity projects currently being managed by Stuart Pettigrew (Ag Dynamics) and Kerry DeGaris (AWRI).

Biosecurity being tackled on two fronts  (Sep 2015)

 

Proposed foreign investment threshold

This article was published in the March 2015 issue of the Grapegrower & Winemaker magazine.

It features an interview with Lawrie Stanford (WGGA Executive Director) and discusses the government’s plans for increased scrutiny on foreign investment in Australian agriculture.

Proposed foreign investment threshold  (Mar 2015)

 

Mixed messages to growers in the use of quality measures

This article was published in the February 2015 issue of the Grapegrower & Winemaker magazine.

It looks at the use of winegrape quality measures in the Australian industry, comparing purposes for wine processing against winegrape price setting.

Mixed messages to growers in the use of quality measures  (Feb 2015)

2014

A life split between the vineyard and boardroom

This article was published in the December 2014 issue of the Grapegrower & Winemaker magazine.

It features an interview with Leo Pech (Barossa grapegrower) and discusses his WGGA Honorary Life Membership award and his contribution to grape growing over the past 50 years.

A life split between the vineyard and boardroom  (2014)

 

You need to get to know your GLO

This article was published in the October 2014 issue of the Grapegrower & Winemaker magazine.

It features an interview with Justin Jarrett (WGGA Executive Committee member & grower) and discusses his relationships with the 15 different wine producers he grows winegrapes for.

You need to get to know your GLO  (2014)

 

Code of Conduct under review

This article was published in the September 2014 issue of the Grapegrower & Winemaker magazine.

It features interviews with Lawrie Stanford (WGGA Executive Director) and Tony Battaglene (WFA Strategy & International Affairs Manager) discussing the new minimum standards for agreements between winegrape growers, winegrape purchasers and wine companies.

Wine Industry Code of Conduct under review  (2014)

A similar article was published in the September/October 2014 issue of the Wine & Viticulture Journal.

Code of Conduct under review  (2014)

 

It’s not just about prices

This article was published in the July 2014 issue of Wine Business Magazine (WBM).

It features an interview with the WGGA Executive Director and discusses the desire for higher winegrape prices for growers and better commercial practices in the wine industry.

It’s not just about prices  (2014)

 

Biosecurity project update

This article was published in the March 2014 issue of the Grapegrower & Winemaker magazine.

It features an interview with the WGGA National Winegrape Biosecurity Program Coordinator and discusses the current high priority pests, including a closer look at Pierce’s Disease, as well as the current key projects of the WGGA biosecurity program.

Major biosecurity step taken towards protecting Australia’s vineyards  (2014)

 

Smart economic benefits for all with new grape assessments

This is a blog from the Executive Director in February 2014, designed to be a less formal discussion/opinion on current or “hot” industry topics.

“Smart economic benefits for all with new grape assessments”  (2014)

2013

50 years of grapegrowing

This article was published in the December 2013 issue of the Grapegrower & Winemaker magazine.

50 years of grapegrowing  (2013)

 

A regional perspective on adjustment

This is an extended article from the September 2013 issue of The United Grower newsletter.

A regional perspective on adjustment  (2013)

 

Code conundrums

This is an extended article from the September 2013 issue of The United Grower newsletter.

Code conundrums  (2013)

 

Grower-winemaker merger – not so simple?

This is a blog from the Executive Director in August 2013, designed to be a less formal discussion/opinion on current or “hot” industry topics.

“Grower-winemaker merger – not so simple?”  (2013)

 

Beware of the Wolves

This is a blog from the Executive Director in May 2013, designed to be a less formal discussion/opinion on current or “hot” industry topics.

“Beware of the Wolves”  (2013)

 

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