Thursday, 04 August 2022 16:25

Toitū & Technology

Written by  Staff Reporters
2021 Young Viticulturist of the Year Sam Bain. Photo Richard Briggs. 2021 Young Viticulturist of the Year Sam Bain. Photo Richard Briggs.

The Toitū and Technology Viti Conference and Field Day has a focus on the future, with guidance on how to prepare for climate change, including the steps required to become carbon zero.

Speakers will discuss some of the new innovations and technologies evolving to help the New Zealand wine industry thrive, says organiser Nicky Grandorge, New Zealand Winegrowers' Leadership and Communities Manager. "It's important to act now so we can protect and enhance our environment, our reputation for quality and our businesses," says Nicky. "This conference and field day highlights some of the latest New Zealand innovations, which can help us achieve a successful and sustainable future."

The morning conference includes guest speakers from Toitū Envirocare, Ali Alomari from Cropsy Technologies, and a spokesperson from Hyundai, who will debunk myths about electric and hydrogen vehicles.

An afternoon field trip will see attendees bussed around Marlborough to see innovative technology and trials at work in the region's vineyards, including BioStart soil trials, Hi-Stems at Ormond Nurseries, the Klima pruning machine, and the latest from Ecotrellis.

The conference is part of the Corteva New Zealand Young Viticulturist of the Year celebrations, with regional finalists competing for the national title on 30 August, with the Awards Dinner on 31 August.

  • Young Viticulturist National Final -  30 August, Marlborough
  • Toitū & Technology Viti Conference and Field Day - 31 August, Marlborough

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