News

AUSTRALIA: Technology could cut water used on vines in half

Most popular

Campari and Cuervo - The next big spirits buy?

Spirits gift boxes will not be missed - comment

White spirits trying to ride hard seltzer craze

just-drinks speaks to William Grant's India head

Black Lives Matter - How brewers can change

MORE
French-owned winery Orlando Wyndham is trialing a new technology which could save the Australian wine industry 50-70% of the irrigated water used in grape growing.

As well financial cost savings, the technology could be an enormous boost to a continent often - as now - plagued by drought.

The technology uses sub-surface drip irrigation to reduce evaporation and a technique which provokes a growth hormone which makes the vine respond as if it is receiving more water than is being delivered.

The technology has been developed by Orlando Wyndham, part of the Pernod Ricard Group which has the Jacob's Creek brand, and the South Australian Research and Development Institute.

Researchers say the landmark technology promises an annual saving of 250 gigalitres for Australia's viticulture industry, nearly half of current total use.


Companies: Pernod Ricard

Related Content

Why wine has become a slave to water - Comment

Why wine has become a slave to water - Comment...

Pernod Ricard adds reporting app to anti-hate speech activation

Pernod Ricard adds reporting app to anti-hate speech activation...

Diageo echoes Pernod Ricard with carbon-free distillery pledge

Diageo echoes Pernod Ricard with carbon-free distillery pledge...

Pernod Ricard goes global with Beefeater marketing campaign - video

Pernod Ricard goes global with Beefeater marketing campaign - video...

Oops! This article is copy protected.

Why can’t I copy the text on this page?

The ability to copy articles is specially reserved for people who are part of a group membership.

How do I become a group member?

To find out how you and your team can copy and share articles and save money as part of a group membership call Sean Clinton on
+44 (0)1527 573 736 or complete this form..



Forgot your password?