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A vineyard pests and diseases workshop will be held at Swan Athletic Sporting Club on Tuesday, October 16.

Vineyard pests and diseases workshop

INTERNATIONAL, national and local experts will present the latest research and sustainable practices for managing vineyard pests and diseases at Swan Athletic Sporting Club on Tuesday, October 16. 

A Department of Primary Industry and Regional Development (DPIRD) spokeswoman said internationally renowned grape pathologist and editor of the seminal text Compendium of grape diseases, disorders and pests Professor Wayne Wilcox would present on the biology and sustainable management of powdery mildew, botrytis bunch rot, downy mildew and sour rot.

Mildura based grapevine pathologist, Dr Bob Emmitt, 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.

The workshop runs from 9am to 1pm.

Registration is free and lunch will be provided – to book email [email protected]

About Anita

Anita Mcinnes received a highly commended in the 2009 WA Media Awards suburban section for her reporting. Two of her sons were born at Swan District Hospital and for many years she was a partner in a small business, which operated in the Gingin-Muchea-Bullsbrook area. As a mature age student Anita studied journalism at Curtin University before working in Busselton, Dunsborough and Rockingham with West Regionals. She says the best part of her job is meeting eastern suburb residents and visiting the many attractions in the area.

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