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Aussie table grape
AN international symposium
has helped thrust Australian
table grapes onto the world
Organisers say the seventh
International Table Grape
Symposium at Mildura, Vic, in
November could have ongoing
benefits for the local industry.
The event attracted 346 del-
egates from across Australia and
more than 21 countries.
The speaker line-up featured
experts from America, Brazil,
Italy, Spain and Israel.
Australian Table Grape
Association chief executive officer
Jeff Scott said Australian grapes
were highly sought after because
of their sweetness and qual-
ity, with Asia offering a premium
Organising committee chairman
Mark Krstic said the symposium
covered several important themes.
Grapevine trunk diseases drew
particular focus as did discus-
sions on growth regulators for
improving fruit size and colour.
Biosecurity and pest manage-
ment were other lines of interest
within the information sessions.
The symposium allowed grow-
ers to get a glimpse of variety trial
updates from around the world,
and new lines in the pipeline.
"The technical content of the
symposium was very solid as well.
We had some really good presen-
tations from all around the world.
We were very happy with the way
it all went," Mr Krstic said.
Frank Galluccio, Sumitomo, with Luis Fernando Mroz, Valent BioSciences
Group, and Brett Ryan, Sumitomo.
Luis Fernando Mroz, Valent BioSciences, the symposium's platinum sponsor,
with Frank Galluccio, Sumitomo Chemical, Roberto Barbolini, Italia, and Brett
Ryan, Sumitomo Chemical.
with Karlia Meitha,
staff members (back)
Lincoln Smith, Belinda
McCarthy, (front) Zoe
Scott, Lily Xiao and
INFRUTA SA are
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