Thursday, 12 August 2021 17:00

Spray days

Written by  Staff Reporters

Grape growers around New Zealand will be able to dip into fresh research, best practice and industry feedback at the Spray Days events being held around the country in August and early September.

The New Zealand Winegrowers events are comprised of a series of 80-minute workshops, covering everything from sprayer maintenance to managing spray drift, powdery mildew to mealybug, and from the safe use of chemicals when mixing and spraying to biosecurity planning on your vineyard. The Spray Days events are free to attend, thanks to Sustainable Winegrowing New Zealand.

The topics:

  • Keeping yourself safe during spraying
  • Sprayer maintenance and setup
  • Mealybug control
  • Managing spray drift
  • Understanding chemical rates - from labels to Grapelink
  • Biosecurity planning
  • Trunk disease (Northland/Auckland only).

The Dates:

Northland: 3 August

Waiheke Island: 5 August

Gisborne: 10 August

Hawke's Bay: 11-12 August

Martinborough: 13 August

Marlborough (Blenheim): 16-18 August

Marlborough (Awatere): 19 August

Nelson: 20 August

Waipara: 31 August

Central Otago: 2 September

Go to the members site to register. If you have any questions, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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