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The following are some of Winetech's protocols, guidelines and overview articles.
To view current and completed projects as well as full text final reports visit the Winetech database at the SAWIS library at www.sawis.co.za/winetech.php
Astervergeling Siekte By Wingerd In Suid-Afrika (Jun 2008)
Literature Study on Control of Nematodes in Irrigation Water (March 2006)
Beheer van tandpyn by wingerd (2009)
Sanitêre beheermaatreëls vir infeksies deur stampatogene in wingerdkwekerye (2010)
Epidemiology and Control of grapevine leafroll disease (2006)
Lecture given by Prof G Pietersen at a Winetech/VinPro information day.
Download the lecture here (21MB PDF)
Plant material quality: A compilation of research results (2004)
Nurserymen, grape producers and winemakers have a joint responsibility to ensure that wine of the highest quality is possible and indeed made. Poor callus development, nursery performance and affinity of scions and rootstocks annually result in huge financial losses for both nurserymen and grape producers. The factors leading to poor performance of graft combinations during callusing and in nurseries and vineyards are not well known and are often ascribed as being of morphological, physiological and/or environmental origin. The quality of graft material can be defined as the ability for callusing, root formation, budding and growth during both the callusing period and in the nursery. Research was done to improve callus formation and affinity/growth of graft combinations and to contribute to the improvement of the cultivation of stocks to be delivered to the grape producer. A document is compiled that presents the research results obtained by ARC Infruitec-Nietvoorbij in collaboration with several role players from the SA Wine Industry over a 10 year period. In addition, some general information on important physiological and morphological aspects of plant material is included.
Download the report here (pdf)
Leafroll overview (Dec 2001)
A detailed overview document concerning grapevine leafroll has been compiled by Mrs. Roleen Carstens of the ARC Infruitec-Nietvoorbij. This document was requested and funded by Winetech and is a must for every grower to read.
Protokol Vir Witluisbeheer In Wingerd (Produksieblokke) (Okt 2007)
Protocol For Control Of Mealybug In Vineyards (Production Blocks) (Okt 2007)
Handleiding: Beheer van Rolblaar en Netelblaar in wingerde Deel 1: Grondves Eenhede (Okt 2007)
Guidelines: Control of Leafroll and Fanleaf in vineyards Part 1: Foundation Units (Okt 2007)
Handleiding: Beheer van Rolblaar en Netelblaar in wingerde Deel 2: Moeder Eenhede (Okt 2007)
Guidelines: Control of Leafroll and Fanleaf in vineyards Part 2: Mother Units (Okt 2007)
Natamycin Protocol (May 2010)
Winetech Afvalwater riglyndokument/Winetech Wastewater guidelines (March 2005)
Winetech Afvalwater riglyndokument
Winetech Wastewater guidelines
South African Fruit and Wine Climate Change Program
Component 1 Technical (English) (Feb 2009)
Component 1 Technical (Afrikaans) (Feb 2009)
Component 1 Summary (English) (Feb 2009)
Component 1 Summary (Afrikaans) (Feb 2009)
Component 1 One-Pager (English) (March 2009)
Component 1 One-Pager (Afrikaans) (Mrt 2009)
Climate Change policy developments (June 2011)
Retailers Information Resource (July 2011)
Growers' Information Resource (July 2011)
Inligtingstuk vir Produsente (Aug 2011)
Strategic Framework Reference Document (January 2012)
Guidelines for handling, storage and disposal of agrochemicals in the South African wine industry (2009)