Paul Petrie

Dr Paul Petrie

Affiliate Associate Professor

School of Agriculture, Food and Wine

Faculty of Sciences

Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD (as Co-Supervisor) - email supervisor to discuss availability.


Dr Paul Petrie is the Principal Scientist – Viticulture and Program Manager of the Irrigated Crops group at the South Australian Research and Development Institute. He also holds the roles of Affiliate Associate Professor at the University of Adelaide and Adjunct Associate Professor at the UNSW. Paul has extensive experience in the Australian wine industry which includes working in research and extension at the Australian Wine Research Institute and as the National Viticulturist at Treasury Wine Estates. Paul grew up helping his parents establish a vineyard in New Zealand and before moving to Australia for a role at CSIRO he completed a PhD on canopy management at Lincoln University.

Paul leads a viticultural research program aiming to improve the resilience of Australian vineyards; improving their productivity and ability to adapt to climate change. This work includes projects developing strategies to better manage dry winters and to understand and manage vintage compression. He also has an active interest in the application of technology to the wine industry and has previously developed a system to assess grapevine water status using a thermal camera mounted on a smartphone and is currently working on a project to to assess and map grapevine trunk diseases using an action camera. Paul supports a wide range of horticultural projects; including the development of high density almond orchards and the assessment of the recovery of apples and cherries after bushfire damage.

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  • Appointments

    Date Position Institution name
    2020 Principal Scientist and Program Manager South Australian Research and Development Institute
    2019 Affiliate Associate Professor The University of Adelaide
    2018 - 2019 Principal Scientist South Australian Research and Development Institute
    2018 Adjunct Associate Professor University of New South Wales
    2018 - 2018 Principal Research Scientist Australian Wine Research Institute
    2015 - 2018 Viticulture Scientist Australian Wine Research Institute
    2015 - 2018 Viticulture Scientist South Australian Research and Development Institute
    2011 - 2015 National Viticulturist Treasury Wine Estates Vintners Ltd
    2007 - 2011 National Viticulturist Fosters Group Ltd
    2005 - 2007 Technical Viticulturist Fosters Group Ltd
    2004 - 2005 Viticulturist Product Quality Southcorp Wines Pty Ltd
    2001 - 2004 Postdoctoral Fellow Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation
  • Education

    Date Institution name Country Title
    1998 - 2001 Lincoln University New Zealand Doctor of Philosophy
    1994 - 1997 Lincoln University New Zealand Bachelor of Horticultural Science (Hons I)
  • Research Interests

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  • Journals

    Year Citation
    2021 Moran, M. A., Bastian, S. E., Petrie, P. R., & Sadras, V. O. (2021). Impact of late pruning and elevated ambient temperature on Shiraz wine chemical and sensory attributes. Australian Journal of Grape and Wine Research, 27(1), 42-51.
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    2021 Cameron, W., Petrie, P. R., Barlow, E. W. R., Patrick, C. J., Howell, K., & Fuentes, S. (2021). Is advancement of grapevine maturity explained by an increase in the rate of ripening or advancement of veraison?. Australian Journal of Grape and Wine Research, 27(3), 334-347.
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    2021 Jayakody, H., Petrie, P., Boer, H. J. D., & Whitty, M. (2021). A generalised approach for high-throughput instance segmentation of stomata in microscope images. Plant Methods, 17(1), 13 pages.
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    2021 Essling, M., McKay, S., & Petrie, P. R. (2021). Fungicide programs used to manage powdery mildew (Erysiphe necator) in Australian vineyards. Crop Protection, 139, 11 pages.
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    2021 Bonada, M., Catania, A. A., Gambetta, J. M., & Petrie, P. R. (2021). Soil water availability during spring modulates canopy growth and impacts the chemical and sensory composition of Shiraz fruit and wine. Australian Journal of Grape and Wine Research, 27(4), 491-507.
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    2021 Cameron, W., Petrie, P. R., Barlow, E. W. R., Howell, K., Jarvis, C., & Fuentes, S. (2021). A comparison of the effect of temperature on grapevine phenology between vineyards. Oeno One, 55(2), 301-320.
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    2021 Phogat, V., Mallants, D., Šimůnek, J., Cox, J. W., Petrie, P. R., & Pitt, T. (2021). Modelling salinity and sodicity risks of long-term use of recycled water for irrigation of horticultural crops. Soil Systems, 5(3), 49.
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    2020 Millstead, L., Jayakody, H., Patel, H., Kaura, V., Petrie, P. R., Tomasetig, F., & Whitty, M. (2020). Accelerating Automated Stomata Analysis Through Simplified Sample Collection and Imaging Techniques. Frontiers in Plant Science, 11, 14 pages.
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    2020 Petrie, P. R. (2020). W.D. Howells, William James, and the Pragmatist Pluralism of "The Angel of the Lord". AMERICAN LITERARY REALISM, 52(3), 211-233.
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    2020 Teng, B., Petrie, P. R., Smith, P. A., & Bindon, K. A. (2020). Comparison of water addition and early-harvest strategies to decrease alcohol concentration in Vitis vinifera cv. Shiraz wine: impact on wine phenolics, tannin composition and colour properties. Australian Journal of Grape and Wine Research, 26(2), 158-171.
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    2020 Phogat, V., Mallants, D., Cox, J. W., Šimůnek, J., Oliver, D. P., Pitt, T., & Petrie, P. R. (2020). Impact of long-term recycled water irrigation on crop yield and soil chemical properties. Agricultural Water Management, 237, 14 pages.
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    2020 Phogat, V., Pitt, T., Stevens, R. M., Cox, J. W., Šimůnek, J., & Petrie, P. R. (2020). Assessing the role of rainfall redirection techniques for arresting the land degradation under drip irrigated grapevines. Journal of Hydrology, 587, 12 pages.
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    2020 Phogat, V., Cox, J. W., Mallants, D., Petrie, P. R., Oliver, D. P., & Pitt, T. R. (2020). Historical and future trends in evapotranspiration components and irrigation requirement of winegrapes. Australian Journal of Grape and Wine Research, 26(4), 312-324.
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    2020 Bonada, M., Edwards, E. J., McCarthy, M. G., Sepúlveda, G. C., & Petrie, P. R. (2020). Impact of low rainfall during dormancy on vine productivity and development. Australian Journal of Grape and Wine Research, 26(4), 325-342.
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    2020 Teng, B., Petrie, P. R., Nandorfy, D. E., Smith, P., & Bindon, K. (2020). Pre-Fermentation water addition to high-sugar shiraz must: Effects on wine composition and sensory properties. Foods, 9(9), 17 pages.
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    2020 Cameron, W., Petrie, P. R., Barlow, E. W. R., Patrick, C. J., Howell, K., & Fuentes, S. (2020). Advancement of grape maturity: comparison between contrasting cultivars and regions. Australian Journal of Grape and Wine Research, 26(1), 53-67.
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    2019 Petrie, P. R., Wang, Y., Liu, S., Lam, S., Whitty, M. A., & Skewes, M. A. (2019). The accuracy and utility of a low cost thermal camera and smartphone-based system to assess grapevine water status. Biosystems Engineering, 179, 126-139.
    DOI Scopus13 WoS12
    2019 Moran, M., Petrie, P., & Sadras, V. (2019). Effects of late pruning and elevated temperature on phenology, yield components, and berry traits in shiraz. American Journal of Enology and Viticulture, 70(1), 9-18.
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    2018 Tang, J., Petrie, P. R., & Whitty, M. (2018). Modelling relationships between visible winegrape berries and bunch maturity. Australian Journal of Grape and Wine Research, 25(1), 116-126.
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    2018 Liu, S., Li, X., Wu, H., Xin, B., Tang, J., Petrie, P. R., & Whitty, M. (2018). A robust automated flower estimation system for grape vines. Biosystems Engineering, 172, 110-123.
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    2018 Skewes, M., Petrie, P. R., Liu, S., & Whitty, M. (2018). Smartphone tools for measuring vine water status. Acta Horticulturae, 1197(1197), 53-58.
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    2018 Moran, M., Bastian, S., Petrie, P., & Sadras, V. (2018). Late pruning impacts on chemical and sensory attributes of Shiraz wine. Australian Journal of Grape and Wine Research, 24(4), 469-477.
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    2017 Sadras, V. O., Moran, M. A., & Petrie, P. R. (2017). Resilience of grapevine yield in response to warming. Oeno One, 51(4), 381-386.
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    2017 Jayakody, H., Liu, S., Whitty, M., & Petrie, P. (2017). Microscope image based fully automated stomata detection and pore measurement method for grapevines. Plant Methods, 13(1), 12 pages.
    DOI Scopus18 WoS15 Europe PMC10
    2017 Moran, M., Sadras, V., & Petrie, P. (2017). Late pruning and carry-over effects on phenology, yield components and berry traits in Shiraz. Australian Journal of Grape and Wine Research, 23(3), 390-398.
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    2017 Petrie, P. R., Brooke, S. J., Moran, M. A., & Sadras, V. O. (2017). Pruning after budburst to delay and spread grape maturity. Australian Journal of Grape and Wine Research, 23(3), 378-389.
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    2017 Phogat, V., Skewes, M., McCarthy, M., Cox, J., Šimůnek, J., & Petrie, P. (2017). Evaluation of crop coefficients, water productivity, and water balance components for wine grapes irrigated at different deficit levels by a sub-surface drip. Agricultural Water Management, 180(PA), 22-34.
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    2016 Caravia, L., Collins, C., Petrie, P., & Tyerman, S. (2016). Application of shade treatments during Shiraz berry ripening to reduce the impact of high temperature. Australian Journal of Grape and Wine Research, 22(3), 422-437.
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    2015 Bonada, M., Jeffery, D., Petrie, P., Moran, M., & Sadras, V. (2015). Impact of elevated temperature and water deficit on the chemical and sensory profiles of Barossa Shiraz grapes and wines. Australian Journal of Grape and Wine Research, 21(2), 240-253.
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    2015 Ward, S., Petrie, P., Johnson, T., Boss, P., & Bastian, S. (2015). Unripe Berries and Petioles in Vitis vinifera cv. Cabernet Sauvignon fermentations affect sensory and chemical profiles. American Journal of Enology and Viticulture, 66(4), 435-443.
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    2015 Longbottom, M., & Petrie, P. (2015). Role of vineyard practices in generating and mitigating greenhouse gas emissions. Australian Journal of Grape and Wine Research, 21, 522-536.
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    2014 de Loryn, L., Petrie, P., Hasted, A., Johnson, T., Collins, C., & Bastian, S. (2014). Evaluation of sensory thresholds and perception of sodium chloride in grape juice and wine. American Journal of Enology and Viticulture, 65(1), 124-133.
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    2013 Sadras, V., Petrie, P., & Moran, M. (2013). Effects of elevated temperature in grapevine. II juice pH, titratable acidity and wine sensory attributes. Australian Journal of Grape and Wine Research, 19(1), 107-115.
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    2012 Sadras, V., & Petrie, P. (2012). Predicting the time course of grape ripening. Australian Journal of Grape and Wine Research, 18(1), 48-56.
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    2011 McLoughlin, S., Petrie, P., & Dry, P. (2011). Impact of node position and bearer length on the yield components in mechanically pruned Cabernet Sauvignon (Vitis vinifera L.). Australian Journal of Grape and Wine Research, 17(2), 129-135.
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    2011 Sadras, V., & Petrie, P. (2011). Climate shifts in south-eastern Australia: Early maturity of Chardonnay, Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon is associated with early onset rather than faster ripening. Australian Journal of Grape and Wine Research, 17(2), 199-205.
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    2011 Sadras, V., & Petrie, P. (2011). Quantifying the onset, rate and duration of sugar accumulation in berries from commercial vineyards in contrasting climates of Australia. Australian Journal of Grape and Wine Research, 17(2), 190-198.
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    2010 Petrie, P., & Tyerman, S. (2010). Foreword. Australian Journal of Grape and Wine Research, 16(SUPPL. 1), 1-2.
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    2010 Petrie, P., & Tyerman, S. (2010). Eighth International Symposium on Grapevine Physiology and Biotechnology - Foreword. AUSTRALIAN JOURNAL OF GRAPE AND WINE RESEARCH, 16, 1-2.
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    2009 Petrie, P., Trought, M., Howell, G., Buchan, G., & Palmer, J. (2009). Whole-Canopy Gas Exchange and Light Interception of Vertically Trained Vitis vinifera L. under Direct and Diffuse Light. American Journal of Enology and Viticulture, 60(2), 173-182.
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    2009 Sadras, V., Reynolds, M., de la Vega, A., Petrie, P., & Robinson, R. (2009). Phenotypic plasticity of yield and phenology in wheat, sunflower and grapevine. Field Crops Research, 110(3), 242-250.
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    2008 Soar, C., Sadras, V., & Petrie, P. (2008). Climate drivers of red wine quality in four contrasting Australian wine regions. Australian Journal of Grape and Wine Research, 14(2), 78-90.
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    2008 Petrie, P., & Sadras, V. (2008). Advancement of grapevine maturity in Australia between 1993 and 2006: putative causes, magnitude of trends and viticultural consequences. Australian Journal of Grape and Wine Research, 14(1), 33-45.
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    2008 Tardaguila, J., Petrie, P. R., Poni, S., Diago, M. P., & De Toda, F. M. (2008). Effects of mechanical thinning on yield and fruit composition of Tempranillo and Grenache grapes trained to a vertical shoot-positioned canopy. American Journal of Enology and Viticulture, 59(4), 412-417.
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    2008 Petrie, P. R. (2008). Racial Duties: Toward a Pragmatist Ethic of Race in W. D. Howells's An Imperative Duty. NINETEENTH-CENTURY LITERATURE, 63(2), 223-254.
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    2007 Sadras, V., Soar, C., & Petrie, P. (2007). Quantification of time trends in vintage scores and their variability for major wine regions of Australia. Australian Journal of Grape and Wine Research, 13(2), 117-123.
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    2006 Petrie, P. R., & Clingeleffer, P. R. (2006). Crop thinning (hand versus mechanical), grape maturity and anthocyanin concentration: Outcomes from irrigated Cabernet Sauvignon (Vitis vinifera L.) in a warm climate. Australian Journal of Grape and Wine Research, 12(1), 21-29.
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    2005 Petrie, P. R., & Clingeleffer, P. R. (2005). Effects of temperature and light (before and after budburst) on inflorescence morphology and flower number of Chardonnay grapevines (Vitis vinifera L.). Australian Journal of Grape and Wine Research, 11(1), 59-65.
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    2004 Petrie, P. R., Cooley, N. M., & Clingeleffer, P. R. (2004). The effect of post-veraison water deficit on yield components and maturation of irrigated Shiraz (Vitis vinifera L.) in the current and following season. Australian Journal of Grape and Wine Research, 10(3), 203-215.
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    2003 Petrie, P. R., Trought, M. C. T., Howell, G. S., & Buchan, G. D. (2003). The effect of leaf removal and canopy height on whole-vine gas exchange and fruit development of Vitis vinifera L. Sauvignon Blanc. Functional Plant Biology, 30(6), 711-717.
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    2000 Petrie, P. R., Trought, M. C. T., & Howell, G. S. (2000). Fruit composition and ripening of Pinot Noir (Vitis vinifera L.) in relation to leaf area. Australian Journal of Grape and Wine Research, 6(1), 46-51.
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    2000 Petrie, P. R., Trought, M. C. T., & Howell, G. S. (2000). Influence of leaf ageing, leaf area and crop load on photosynthesis, stomatal conductance and senescence of grapevine (Vitis vinifera L. cv. Pinot noir) leaves. Vitis, 39(1), 31-36.
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    2000 Petrie, P. R., Trought, M. C. T., & Howell, G. S. (2000). Growth and dry matter partitioning of Pinot Noir (Vitis vinifera L.) in relation to leaf area and crop load. Australian Journal of Grape and Wine Research, 6(1), 40-45.
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  • Conference Papers

    Year Citation
    2019 Tang, J., Petrie, P., & Whitty, M. (2019). Low-Cost Filter Selection from Spectrometer Data for Multispectral Imaging Applications. In IFAC-PapersOnLine Vol. 52 (pp. 277-282). Sydney, AUSTRALIA: ELSEVIER.
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    2016 Liu, S., Tang, J., Petrie, P., & Whitty, M. (2016). A fast method to measure stomatal aperture by MSER on smart mobile phone. In Optics InfoBase Conference Papers. OSA.
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    2004 Lopez, R. G., Howell, G. S., & Petrie, P. R. (2004). Photosynthetic inhibition of 'seyval blanc' grapevines with terbacil. In Acta Horticulturae Vol. 640 (pp. 155-161). International Society for Horticultural Science (ISHS).
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  • Conference Items

    Year Citation
    2013 Iland, P., & Ristic, R. (2013). Chemical and physical measures of grape quality - how far can they take us?. Poster session presented at the meeting of Objective Measures of Grape and Wine Quality. Mildura, VIC.
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  • Past Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2013 - 2014 Co-Supervisor The Impact of Water Deficit and High Temperature on Berry Biophysical Traits and Berry and Wine Chemical and Sensory Traits Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Marcos Bonada
    2004 - 2009 Co-Supervisor Effect of Climate and Cultural Practices on Grapevine Flowering and Yield Components Master of Agricultural Science Master Part Time Miss Suzanne Jean McLoughlin
  • Other Supervision Activities

    Date Role Research Topic Location Program Supervision Type Student Load Student Name
    2021 - ongoing Co-Supervisor Managing Australian vineyards in a changing climate - addressing a contracting growing season University of Southern Queensland Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Ursula Kennedy
    2019 - 2019 Principal Supervisor Contrasting the impacts of management and season on grape maturity and style/quality University of Adelaide Master of Viticulture and Oenology Master Part Time Lucy Kendall
    2017 - ongoing Co-Supervisor Developing predictive models for grapevine phenological phases and yield University of Melbourne Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Wendy Cameron MW
    2015 - 2019 Co-Supervisor Autonomous In-Vivo Determination of Maturity Parameters University of New South Wales Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Julie Tang
    2013 - 2019 Co-Supervisor Can we restore temperature-driven decoupling of berry and wine attributes with delayed pruning? University of Adelaide Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Martin Moran
    2012 - 2015 External Supervisor Assessing berry senescence processes under warming conditions and how to ameliorate its negative effects University of Adelaide Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Luciano Caravia Bayer
    2012 - 2012 External Supervisor The impact of shoot thinning and canopy size on wine sensory attributes University of Adelaide Master of Viticulture and Oenology Master Full Time Brad Gledhill
    2011 - 2011 External Supervisor Investigating the impact of petioles and green berries on wine sensory properties University of Adelaide Master of Viticulture and Oenology Master Full Time Sophie Ward
    2010 - 2013 External Supervisor Compost effects on soil water content, plant growth under drought and nutrient leaching University of Adelaide Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Ta Nguyen
    2009 - 2009 External Supervisor Tracking the sources of calcium in grapes University of Adelaide Bachelor of Science (Honours) Honours Full Time Tintu Baby
  • Mentoring

    Date Topic Location Name
    2015 - 2018 Optimisation of an early harvest regime - impact on grape and wine composition and quality University of Adelaide Olaf Schelezki
  • Position: Affiliate Associate Professor
  • Email: paul.petrie@adelaide.edu.au
  • Campus: Waite
  • Building: Plant Research Centre, floor 2
  • Room: 2.70
  • Org Unit: School of Agriculture, Food and Wine

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