Prospects for Australian emerging industries
Emerging industries play an important role in the Australian agricultural landscape, contributing to the national economy and helping meet changing global demand. This prospectus is...
Published: 1 Feb 2002
Author(s): Cookson, Laurie, et al
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This publication investigates the use as vineyard trellis posts of thinnings from plantations of Eucalyptus grandis, E. globulus and E. camaldulensis grown on effluent water. The posts were treated with a safer creosote formulation called pigment emulsified creosote. This report also provides information on post strength, which is of major interest to grape growers due to the high cost of replacing posts broken during mechanical harvesting. A selection of posts has been installed at a winery in Mildura as demonstration to the industry.