Tag: Australia

Using Lead Levels in Wine As A Proxy For Atmospheric Lead Levels in Australia

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Air quality data is regularly measured and analyzed in countries throughout the world, though in some cases there may be lapses in collection for various reasons, particularly for older dates when these measurements were not yet routinely taken.  In order…

Some Don’t Like It Hot: Using Heat to Reduce the Spread of Phylloxera into Non-Infested Vineyards in Australia

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Phylloxera (Daktulosphaira vitifoliae Fitch) is one of the most destructive pests for grape vines.  Historically, it has wreaked havoc on vineyards around the globe, and nearly wiped out the entire grape and wine industry in Europe (and many other parts…