Monday, August 26, 2013

2013 McLaren Vale Pruning Championship

Congratulations to our winner - Gurideep Singh. Guri was awarded with a winners cheque of $400. He is a deserved 2013 champion having finished runner up in the last two seasons.

The 2013 McLaren Vale Pruning Championship was held at the Visitor Centre vineyard on Friday the 23rd. Each competitor had to prune three panels of vines as quickly as they could. These vines were then checked for accuracy and a five second penalty was given for each mistake.

Our judges for this years event were Peter Ifould & Phil Rayner each with a wealth of experience in pruning.

Pruning Competition Rules
1. Two-Bud Spurs Only,
2. Clean cuts, no 'butts',
3. No damaged spurs,
4. Upward pointed spurs where possible,
5. Spacing important without being necessary,
6. Wire and vine clean of prunings,
Pruners time = Time taken to prune three panels + 5 seconds added for each mistake.

Congratulations also to Jeremy O'Donald who finished third and up and comer Ben who was the runner up. 

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Adelaide Hills Opening - 30th of August.

Please join us for our official opening in the Adelaide Hills on…

Friday the 30th of August @ 3pm.


DJ's Growers Services is a South Australian independent agricultural consultancy and supply company.
It was founded in 2007 by Derek Cameron and James Hook and has grown into one of Australia's biggest teams of agronomists (agricultural scientists). The team includes Ian Bungen, Hayden Hands, Sam Freeman, Ben South and Matthew Wilson.

DJ’s is a local success story growing through challenging times and supporting farmers all across our state. DJ’s have now set up an Adelaide Hills HQ at 21B Evan Street, Woodside (left past Melba’s Chocolates) to support Hills farmers. The DJ’s team will be welcoming you with drinks and snacks if you can make it down on the day. When not serving food and drink the DJ’s team offer advisory services in all aspects of viticulture, horticulture, pasture production and general farming. DJ’s also supply all of the agricultural inputs required by producers to grow vital food and produce for local market and export.

We have a one-stop shop for all the products farmers need for their farm or rural property. Whatever crop you grow, or whatever animals you raise, DJ’s are the team to see.