A Master of Science student from the University of Southern Queensland is undertaking postgraduate research investigating the economic impacts of differing weather conditions on the production of wine grapes. The outcomes of this research will identify activities and/or phenological stages where production costs are more, or less, influenced by weather.
Information on management Shiraz grapes over a number of nominated seasons is needed. Specific information required may be either direct production costs or data such as labour / machinery hours / spray applications etc. for one block of Shiraz.
The results of the research should provide information that will enable grape growers to make informed decisions surrounding seasonal planning and risk assessment activities. Participation by growers is requested. If you are interested, please contact Ursula Kennedy, Lecturer (Wine Science) at the University of Southern Queensland at [email protected]