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Rootstock Trials

Vinifera species are particularly susceptible to root-pests, phylloxera and nematodes.
Vinifera can be protected from these pests by grafting onto suitable rootstock.
Selected rootstocks can also provide growers with the following viticultural benefits:

  • Salinity and drought tolerance
  • Adaptability to particular soil types
  • Influence grape quality

There is no one rootstock that suits all conditions. Suitability of a rootstock for planting depends on wine style as well as vineyard conditions. Therefore it is important that growers choose the rootstock variety with care.

The Phylloxera Board website provides detailed information to assist with the correct choice of rootstock.

The RVIC Rootstock trials were established in 2005-2006.  

Reports from these trials will help build upon the knowledge available.

RVIC plans to establish many more vinifera varieties on a selection of rootstocks over the next three years.

 rootstock trial           Over 270 rootstock trials planted in nursery.

 

CURRENT ROOTSTOCK TRIALS

CHARDONNAY SHIRAZ
Grafted to Grafted to

101-14
5BB Kober
Nypa
1045 Paulsen
1103 Paulsen
779 Paulsen
Ramsey
110 Richter
99 Richter
140 Ruggeri
225 Ruggeri
Schwarzmann
S04
5C Teleki
Own Roots

 

101-14
Dogridge
Freedom
K51-32
5BB Kober
Nypa
1045 Paulsen
1103 Paulsen
779 Paulsen
Ramsey
110 Richter
99 Richter
140 Ruggeri
225 Ruggeri
Schwarzmann
S04
5C Teleki
Own Roots

 

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