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CSU Research: Protecting wine grapes from sunburn

Tuesday 8 Jan 2019

High temperatures, harsh light and ultraviolet radiation can lead to a nasty case of sunburn – not just for people but for winegrapes – and Charles Sturt University (CSU) is investigating how to reduce the damage and financial losses.

Hunter Wine: new book explores rich heritage from vine to glass

Thursday 6 Dec 2018

An award-winning new book profiles the people, history and technology that have shaped the Hunter Valley wine region in NSW.

Syrah or Shiraz, what does it mean for price?

Thursday 29 Nov 2018

Syrah and Shiraz are made from the same variety of grapes but what you call the wine on the label has a big impact on the price, according to recent CSU research.

CSU Research: New technology to track grape development for better harvest

Thursday 22 Nov 2018

Measuring and tracking the development of grapes in the vineyard is now easier – thanks to a mobile phone app developed by the National Wine and Grape Industry Centre (NWGIC) and funded by Wine Australia.

CSU researchers are finalists in Australian Women in Wine Awards

Thursday 15 Nov 2018

Two CSU scientists are finalists in the Australian Women in Wine Awards, recognising their significant contribution to research in the industry.

The Graham Centre for Agricultural Innovation and Angus Australia bring in new crop of interns

Wednesday 14 Nov 2018

Two CSU students with a passion for the beef industry are set to take part in an internship program offered by Angus Australia and the Graham Centre for Agricultural Innovation.

CSU invited to pour pet-nat wines at Sydney event

Monday 5 Nov 2018

Charles Sturt University (CSU) wine maker Mr Campbell Meeks will join 40 other wine makers and importers for What a Fizzer, an event described as a  ‘ … party of pet-nats, grower Champagne, Lambrusco, small batch sparkling wines and, of course, select ciders and wild-ferment beers’.

CSU research: Canola meal the real deal for supplementing steers

Wednesday 31 Oct 2018

CSU research has found canola meal may provide an option for beef producers to supplementary feed steers and still access premium prices for grass-fed beef.

Syngenta’s Seedcare Institute opens at CSU in Wagga Wagga

Friday 26 Oct 2018

On 25 October Charles Sturt University (CSU) welcomed the opening of the Syngenta Seedcare Institute at the University’s AgriPark in Wagga Wagga.

Less means more for irrigating olives

Thursday 25 Oct 2018

As drought grips South Eastern Australia it’s timely to consider CSU research showing withholding irrigation at particular stages of olive growth can save water without reducing oil content and quality.

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