The Wine Grape Council of SA (WGCSA) is the peak body for South Australian grapegrowers
funded through a voluntary levy paid on all winegrapes sold from SA vineyards.
Guidelines to help you manage vineyard workers in our current COVID-19 climate
As the leaves drop from the vines and pruning season fast approaches it is vital that we all remain vigilant regarding COVID-19 restrictions.
To help wine grape growers through this unprecedented time the Wine Grape Council has called on industry experts to provide the latest information and resources to assist growers affectively manage the necessary requirements around pruning.
WGCSA leads Vineyard Mapping Assessment Project
The Wine Grape Council of South Australia is proud to be leading the Vineyard Mapping and Assessment project with support from Primary Industries and Regions SA (PIRSA).
The project was created in response to the Cudlee Creek and Kangaroo Island bushfires and involves the mapping and assessment of bushfire affected vineyards and providing technical advice and management options to those participating grape growers.
Donate fence posts to primary producers impacted by bushfires
We are coordinating the donation and distribution of fit for purpose fence posts to donate to bushfire impacted primary producers on Kangaroo Island.
Several loads were transported pre vintage with another 6000 posts on the way this week and a waiting list for at least 8000 more.
Good quality repurposed posts are being gratefully received and used primarily for fencing, meeting an immediate need for our KI farmer friends affected by the recent devastating bushfires.
Posts for repurposing, must meet the following specifications:
• Good quality - posts must be fit for purpose.
• 170 -180 cm (6 feet) long once trimmed
• have loose dirt removed as best as possible
• supplied in bundles of 50 - 80 posts (we will need to know rough numbers)
All posts are to be freshly sorted and bundled to ensure against accidental transportation of bugs, reptiles and pests to the unique Kangaroo Island environment.
Posts will need to be delivered to Willunga or alternatively we can assist with collection of full truck loads (approx 1500 posts) if needed.
Sincere thanks to those regions that have assisted with organising the collection and delivery of posts to date. For more information, please email email@example.com
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