Creating Resilient Landscapes in the Barossa

The Barossa Grape & Wine Association recently launched “Creating Resilient Landscapes in the Barossa”, an exciting new programme kicking off with two 1-day tours on 31 October and 15 November 2012. We will visit Barossa Valley and Eden Valley vineyards where biodiversity is in action.

Below is a set of resources for those involved in Creating Resilient Landscapes.  If you would like more information regarding this initiative, please contact BGWA Viticultural Development Officer, Nicki Robins on 08 8563 0650 or nicki@barossa.com.

Creating Resilient Landscapes in the Barossa 1mb pdf

 

Barossa Bushgardens

The Barossa Bushgardens is a regional native flora centre, conserving, promoting and supplying the Barossa region’s unique local native plants.  It is a not-for-profit business which returns profits to environmental conservation, and provides a reference point for anyone wishing to learn more about the region’s local native plants.

Barossa Bushgardens Map 129kb pdf

Barossa Bushgardens Regional Native Plant list 136kb pdf

 

Native perennial grasses reap both cost and environmental awards

Barossa grower Dan Falkenberg’s article on establishing native grasses at his Greenock vineyard appeared in the July 2012 issue of the Australian & New Zealand Grapegrower & Winemaker.

Article 385kb pdf

 

Native grasses

A quick reference resource describing key features of Australian native grasses, compiled by the Adelaide and Mount Lofty Ranges NRM Board.

Grasses Card 1mb pdf

 

Enhancing Biodiversity in the Vineyard

An extract of a report prepared for McLaren Vale and Barossa winegrape growers  by Mary Retallack for the Adelaide and Mount Lofty Ranges NRM Board.  Includes a Biodiversity Action Plan for the vineyard.

Enhancing Biodiversity in the Vineyard 5mb pdf

 

First Aid for Gum Trees

Our gum trees need our help! Just take a look at a big gum tree in your local neighbourhood: is it standing on its own like a stobie pole in a paddock? If it is, chances are it’s not too healthy.  Fortunately there’s some first aid you can give it to bring it back to health.

First Aid for Gum Trees 124kb pdf