Viticulture

FERTILISER AVAILABILITY & DESPATCH UPDATE

Amidst all of the issues that the current COVID-19 crisis is having on supplies of basic consumables in supermarkets, we are not expecting any major impacts on fertiliser products in the coming 2020 growing season for our customers at Cowaramup Agencies. Manufacturing and despatch plants are running at normal capacity for the demand of the peak season with only minor operation process changes at the plants to ensure all precautions are taken for staff, customers and consumer safety. All phosphate and...

Viticultural Update: Feburary 2020

The Margaret River Wine Region has more than 5.1 million tourists come to visit this magnificent part of the world every year, not only for the amazing coastline and the world class surfing, the delectable restaurants and eateries, and of course the arguably the World's Best Wines A huge part of the success of the region relies on the cooler Mediterranean dry summer climate, offering a longer growing period for wine grapes. An unexpected string of above average temperatures or...

Red Legged Earth Mite Resistance Here in the South West

Red Legged Earth Mites (RLEM) have long been a common pest in our legume and ryegrass pastures in the South West.They are mostly a problem in autumn where high levels of mites in newly establishing seedlings can severely impact on growth and survival of the pasture. RLEM will hatch when conditions are favourable and live for about 8 weeks before laying eggs and dying. There are usually about 3 generations in a year. Spring will then see another...