FARMVIEW Season one videos
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Episode summary and transcripts
Episode 1- How much water do fruit trees need after harvest?
Orchadists are working with the department to combat drought, low water allocations and climate change.
Episode 2 - Post-frost management of grape vines
Experts Mike Traught and Sonja Needs share the findings on the best post frost management options available to grape growers.
Episode 3 Drought update: understanding water allocations for 2008/09 season
Wendy Craik, CEO Murray Darling Basin Commission and Graeme Turner, and the department's Director of Water Licences and Allocations explain how the irrigation allocation system is managed, how states and water authorities manage them.
Read the trascript: Drought update: understanding water allocations for 2008/09 season.
Episode 4 - Managing Grapevine Phylloxera
Plant Standards Officer Greg King talks about Phylloxera protocols, compliance and rezoning projects and Dr Kevin Powell, talks about his research on rootstock management and early detection diagnosis of Phylloxera.
Episode 5 - Understanding Smoke Effect on Wine Grape Quality
Find out how grape growers, wineries and natural resource managers can mitigate the negative effects of bushfire and controlled burn smoke on grape and wine quality.
Episode 6 - The Wine Grape Tannin Research Project
The Wine Grape Tannin Research Project aims to develop robust methods of measuring tannins pre harvest and to investigate the viticultural, environmental and varietal factors that affect tannin content and composition in premium wine grape varieties.
Episode 7 – Fruit thinning and pruning strategies in high density plantings
Tom Deckers is a senior pomology researcher with 30 years experience in fruit production. The focus of Tom's current work is on new strategies for fruit set improvement and fruit thinning, pruning and training systems in high density plantings.