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Episode 27: Vineyard Bacteria and Coasts & Climate Research

Victoria has the largest number of vineyards and wineries in Australia,
and new University of Melbourne research has shed light on a strain of
bacteria that may help alleviate frost damage to grapes. Our second
story takes us to the coast, where the University is setting up a
Coasts and Climate Research Centre at Point Nepean.

More information

Vineyard Ice Bacteria:
University of Melbourne researchers
have identified bacteria in grapes which trigger frost damage - a
problem that causes average crop losses of more than $33 million a year
in Victoria and South Australia. According to a recent study at the
University of Melbourne’s Dookie Campus, the bacteria Pseudomonas
syringae - known to be present on vines in the US - have been
identified for the first time in Australia.

For more information, go to http://www.landfood.unimelb.edu.au/vitum/.

Coasts and Climate Centre for Point Nepean (starting at 2.45):
The
University of Melbourne is to become the anchor tenant on historic
Point Nepean, where it will establish a new, multi-purpose Coasts and
Climate Research Centre.
For more information, go to:
University of Melbourne Faculty of Science, Department of Zoology @ http://www.zoology.unimelb.edu.au/
The Point Nepean Community Trust @ http://www.pointnepeantrust.org/modules/content/index.php?id=8.

Credits

Vineyard Ice Bacteria:
Presenter and Producer: Nerissa Hannink
Camera: Clive Banfield
Editing: Rob Cross

Coasts and Climate Centre for Point Nepean:
Reporter: Katherine Smith
Produced: Nerissa Hannink and Katherine Smith
Camera: Clive Banfield
Editing: Rob Cross
Aerial photography: Michael Silver
With thanks to Professor Mick Keough (Zoology) and Professor Janet McCalman (Population Health).