In Australia, Winemakers Are on the Forefront of Mitigating Climate Change…..
“There is now widespread momentum from wineries large and small to examine the dirt beneath their feet. Programs like EcoVineyards, funded by Wine Australia, the industry’s national organizing body, help growers set concrete goals to enhance biodiversity, reduce the need for herbicides through biocontrols like predatory insects and increase the use of mulch and cover crops.”
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Last Thursday night, our very own Dr Mary Retallack was one of 20 outstanding nominees to be inducted into the South Australian’s Women’s Honour Roll for 2023.
Mary was recognised as a champion of environmental stewardship practices in the winegrape growers’ community, and also celebrating her contributions to the wine sector over nearly 30 years. Much of her environmental and ecological focus has been dedicated to assisting wine growers via the EcoVineyards program in recent years.
The Honour Roll list is released every two years, recognising the achievements of women within our community, and we celebrate Mary as she now joins the long list of remarkable, inspirational South Australian women.
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Wine Australia has announced a new three-year $2.2 million regionally-based program that will support winegrape growers to plant cover crops, enhance soil health and increase functional biodiversity in vineyards around the country.