Field sample collection for rapid testing. Image credit: Lincoln Harper, Centre for Crop and Disease Management, Curtin University
Botrytis, powdery mildew and downy mildew cost the wine industry more than $200 million dollars each year according to Wine Australia estimates. In this article I look at two techniques for managing pathogen populations in the vineyard. The first is a rapid in-situ test, the second investigates building a biodiverse vineyard ecosystem to increase vineyard resilience. To read more, click here.