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Incubator Initiative - Which grapevine rootstock performs the best for Mornington Peninsula Pinot Noir?

Phylloxera infestation is a critical risk faced by the Australian wine industry, and phylloxera-resistant rootstocks provides a viable solution. This investment compared 14 different rootstocks on the performance of Pinot Noir scion grown on the Mornington Peninsula. Preliminary data in the 2018-19 vintage shows clear differences in the timing of flowering, canopy size and plant nutrients, such as magnesium, sodium, potassium, calcium, phosphorus, sulphur, zinc, manganese, copper and boron.

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1 Jul 2019-30 Dec 2020
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Howell, Kate

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Fruits Other rural industries Wine

Wine Australia

Wine Australia helps foster and encourage profitable, resilient and sustainable Australian winegrape and wine businesses by investing in research and …

Multiple industries
Fruits Other rural industries Wine
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