Winemakers across Australia are in for a nervous wait to determine the damage caused to their grapes from heavy bushfire smoke, but developing technology means they may soon know those effects sooner.
La Trobe University professor Ian Porter is eager to see sophisticated smoke detector technology soon become a standard for Australian grape growers.
Some 16 of these smoke detectors have been rolled out to vineyards across Victoria as part of its development period.
The technology uses cumulative smoke dose from bushfire events and aligns it with grape, wine and phenyl data to make a smoke taint prediction.
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Source: ABC News