Wine industry scholar named

RECOGNITION: Charles Sturt University student Anne Johnson has been named the recipient of Wine Australias Dr Tony Jordan OAM Award 2021
RECOGNITION: Charles Sturt University student Anne Johnson has been named the recipient of Wine Australias Dr Tony Jordan OAM Award 2021

ANNIE Johnson has been named the recipient of Wine Australia's Dr Tony Jordan OAM Award 2021.

The Charles Sturt University student will use it to support her research exploring the benefits of agroecology in Australian viticulture and barriers to its adoption.

The Award, named in honour of the late Dr Tony Jordan OAM, recognises the most outstanding applicant of Wine Australia's annual scholarships for postgraduate students in the fields of wine, viticulture, and wine business research.

Mrs Johnson said her PhD through the National Wine and Grape Industry Centre will study the adoption of agroecology - the use of nature's ecosystem services in farming practices - to understand what discourages growers from embracing its use more broadly.