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Wairarapa Organic Workshop

Starts: Thursday 31 May 2018 09:30
Ends: Thursday 31 May 2018 14:00
Type: Event
Venue: Martinborough Fire Station
City: Martinborough
Country: New Zealand
Details: Good Morning Everyone;
We're excited to bring a highly educational event to your neighbourhood on May 31.This event is co-sponsored by Organic Winegrowers New Zealand and Wairarapa Winegrowers. Please come along and take advantage of this special learning opportunity, which is designed to benefit all growers, regardless of your organic or non-organic status.
When: Thursday, 31 May 2018Time: 9.30am - 2pmWhere: Martinborough Fire StationCost: $20, payable on the day​
Programme:Morning workshop: "Why would you want to grow grapes organically?: Organic soil and nutrient management" - Gerard Besamusca, soil nutrition expertLunch providedAfter-lunch lecture: "Insect pests and viral diseases in vineyards: summarising where we've been and where we're headed" - Vaughn Bell, Plant & Food Research
Registration is requested by May 23rd, for catering purposes. Please register online here: https://www.nzwine.com/members/events/technical-workshops/organic-winegrowing-seminar-wairarapa/About our morning speaker: Topics covered by Gerard Besamusca will include:- Why nutrient management based on organic inputs is just common sense.- Impacts of inputs on soils and soil biology- Feeding the soil to feed the vines- Importance of nutrient monitoring- Soil and tissue (leaf/petiole) testing put in perspective- Soil and tissue sampling interpretation and pitfalls.Gerard Besamusca is a Senior Consultant specialising in soil and vine nutrition. He has been involved with vineyards and vineyard nutrition since starting AgConsult in 1987. The main core of their activity is built around nutrient management using an integrated approach based on soil/petiole/blade and juice test results.
For queries related to this event: Rebecca Reider, Coordinator, Organic Winegrowers NZ; coordinator@organicwinegrowers.org.nz 
ThursdayMay31st9.30am - 2.00pm
Tania DeJongeSecretary/Treasurer Wairarapa Winegrowers Association IncP: 027 6411 517E: info@wairarapawinegrowers.co.nzW: www.wairarapawinegrowers.co.nz
Website: www.wairarapawinegrowers.co.nz
Contact: Rebecca Reider
coordinator@organicwinegrowers.org.nz
Organiser: Wairarapa Winegrowers

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