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David Bruer of Temple Bruer Wines (and former Roseworthy Ag College Academic) would like to invite interested people to an event on  Tuesday 26th July at the National Wine Centre, Adelaide.
This event is announcing and celebrating his aim of becoming the first organic and carbon-neutral winery in Australia. It is closely linked with the results from David’s recent environmental carbon audit.
He has a seven-point plan to reduce carbon emissions from his winery, which he has already started with his switch to lightweight bottles.
David will speak about his plans at a reception at the National Wine Centre of Australia, at the corner of Botanic and Hackney Rds, Adelaide, on Tuesday July 26 at 11.15am. Mark Gishen, Chief Environmental Officer of the SA Wine Industry Association will also be speaking. Interested journalists and media have been invited. Wine from David’s vineyard and light refreshments will be served.
RSVP: Please RSVP to Sarah Cole (0402 833 193 or sarah@econnect.com.au) as soon as you’re able so we can cater for you.
Getting to the National Wine Centre: A passenger set down area is available on Hackney Road. Short term parking is available along Hackney Road and Plane Tree Drive, and car parks are located on Frome Road, Rundle Street and North Terrace.
Sarah Cole
Science Communicator
Econnect Communication
Post: 228/55 Flemington Road, North Melbourne, VIC, 3051
Ph 0402 833 193
Head office: 14 Horan St, West End, Brisbane, Qld, 4101
Ph 07 3846 7111, Fax 07 3846 7144

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In early February 2011 the Federal Government released the results of the Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) exercise. This assessment was undertaken to assess the quality of research in all subjects area across all Australian universities. The outcome for the School Agriculture, Food & Wine (AFW) was outstanding – scoring 5, the maximum possible score for the overarching area of Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences as well as 5s in the following discipline areas encompassing research undertaken within AFW:

  • Plant Biology
  • Crop and Pasture Production
  • Horticultural Production (which includes viticulture and oenology as well as other horticultural crops)
  • Soil Science
  • Nutrition and Dietetics (to which AFW researchers contributed)

A score of 5 defined by the ERA indicates the research quality is well above world standard.

This outcome highlights via an objective assessment of AFW research that all activities where performed at the highest international level.  Further it secures AFW’s reputation as the foremost place for agricultural research in Australian universities, which can only be strengthen in the future by the establishment in 2010 of the Waite Research Institute and in 2011 the ARC Centre of Excellence in Plant Cell Walls at the Waite Campus.

The full list of all scores can be found at: www.arc.gov.au/era/outcomes_2010.

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