19oct9:00 am10:00 amAWRI Update on the National Germplasm Collection webinar

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Update on the National Germplasm Collection

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Oct 19, 2023 09:00 AM in 
The National Grapevine Collection is a collaborative project involving propagation stakeholders (collection owners, vine improvement groups and nurseries), sector stakeholders, research organisations and service providers. This project seeks to coordinate and build on the significant existing physical, organisational and intellectual germplasm assets in Australia with the long -term goal of protecting grapevine genetics in Australia and facilitating the supply of healthy and true to type planting material. This webinar provides an update on a Wine Australia-funded project to coordinate a National Grapevine Collection and facilitate the development of grapevine propagation standards that are based on best available science


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    Nick Dry

    Nick graduated with a Bachelor of Agricultural Science (Viticultural Science) from the University of Adelaide in December 2000. He was first employed by the Orlando Wyndham Group and spent three years working as a viticulturist in the South-East and Riverland. In 2004 he was appointed to the newly created position of Rootstock Project Manager with the Phylloxera Board of South Australia. While with the Phylloxera board he wrote ‘Grapevine rootstocks: selection and management for South Australian vineyards’. Between 2008-2019 Nick managed Yalumba Nursery, during which time he developed an extensive knowledge of variety, clone and rootstock performance, along with an intimate understanding of grapevine trunk disease, grapevine virus, germplasm management and nursery practices. In September 2019 he was awarded the Gourmet Traveller WINE Viticulturist of the year and at the start of November 2019 he parted ways with Yalumba to start his own consulting business ‘Foundation Viticulture’. As a consultant, Nick has been involved with a diverse range of projects including; developing planting and redevelopment strategies, working on propagation supply chain strategy as well as technical communication projects. Nick is currently engaged by Wine Australia as the National Grapevine Collection coordinator and in November 2022 he was recognised as the ASVO viticulturist of the year.

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