National EcoVineyards launch and special guest presenter

Join agroecologist Dr Mary Retallack, Retallack Viticulture Pty Ltd your host for the National EcoVineyards Program information session.

Meet the Regional On-ground Coordinators and attend the soil health seminar with special guest presenter Dr Mary Cole, Agpath Pty Ltd who has been working with farm managers (large and small) to improve soil health for over 40 years with scientifically proven results.

We will be establishing up to four new demonstration sites in each participating wine region. Come along to find out more and how you can get involved. NB: Existing SA EcoGrowers in participating regions are welcome to apply if you have a new idea that you would like to explore.

Event details

Would you like to learn how to grow the resilience of your vineyard and future proof production?

  • Increase plant available nutrients and reduce synthetic fertiliser inputs
  • Improve water infiltration and water holding capacity
  • Learn about compost and compost tea production
  • Increase plant health, reduce susceptibility to pathogens and insect attack
  • Save time and resources in a constrained environment

This seminar is recommended to anyone with an interest in the role of soil microbes, practical solutions to improve soil health and future proofing production.

Dr Mary Cole, Agpath Pty Ltd

Dr Mary Cole is an internationally renowned expert and practitioner in the field of soil health, microbiology, composting, mycology, and the management of fungal pathogens with more than 40 years of practical experience in a broad range of production systems. She is an Honorary Senior Fellow at The University of Melbourne and runs Agpath Pty Ltd consultancy and laboratory services based in Victoria.


2 November 2022, Clare Valley seminar

@ The Vale, Watervale, 9am – 3:30pm

A unique opportunity to discuss soil health with Dr Mary Cole in the field.