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Proceedings of the International Plant Propagator's Society

Vol. 53

Rapid Multiplication of Grapevines

Wayne B. Farquhar

pp: 169-171


Demand for new grape (Vitis) cultivars and improved selections some from overseas is increasing. This is driven in part by the branding strategies and product differentiation requirements of wineries. Current propagation practices result in long lag times of up to 11 years for production of new planting material. The Australian wine industry required a more rapid way to meet local and overseas market demands for new and improved cultivars. Reducing the time it takes to make new cultivars and improved selections available to industry could only do this.

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