Living Barrier Against Botrytis
Vinevax Natural Bioimplants are a cost effective long term treatment for your valuable vines.
Vinevax Bio-dowel is a biological agent that contains selected proprietary Trichoderma strains formulated as a slow-release implant for the prevention and treatment of diseases caused by wood-invading trunk pathogen in grapevines and fruit trees.
Independent research shows that Vinevax is still protecting the vine even after 4–5 years.
Cost Benefit Analysis
Grapevine Trunk Diseases affect yields. In his SARDI report, Trevor Wicks estimated the effects of Eutypa on vine yields:
Eutypa Lata detected in 30% of vines, can reduce yields by 860kg/ha. At $1800/tonne for contract grapes, this translates to $1548/ha per year. If symptoms rise to 50% of vines, losses are more than 1500kg/ha. At $1800/tonne this is $2700/ha per year.
% Increase over Untreated Control
In a trial using just a single dowel per vine, the treated vines showed yield increases: Taylors Wines increased 600g/vine over 2 years. Kaesler Wines increased 700g/vine over 3 years Mt Edelstone increased 925g/vine over 2 years. At 500g/vine and 2500 vines per ha. That is 1250kg extra fruit which would be at least $2250 extra per hectare.
Yarra Valley Eutypa Trials
% of Diseased Vines Year 3
% of Diseased Vines Year 4
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