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Mostly dry week; big cold push near the end of October

This week should be mostly seasonal, with temperatures a little above normal and little rain across central and northern GA and the southern Appalachians this week, although rain chances will increase next weekend. However, the forecast models are showing a potentially big push of cold air moving into the region…
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Dry week once Delta moves out

The remains of Delta should move out of Georgia and the southern Appalachians by Monday night into Tuesday morning. The rest of the week looks like it will be fairly warm but dry. A cold front moving through the region on Friday will return us to cooler conditions and a…
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Grape Root Borer – QUESTIONNAIRE REMINDER

Hello everyone, Thank you to everyone who has already completed the questionnaire. Before I close it down, I just wanted to make sure everyone had a chance to fill it out. I know it is a busy time for you are, so I will make this quick. With grape root…
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New UGA Sour Rot Fact Sheet

The attached fact sheet was authored by Annie Vogel, a recent graduate student in the Horticulture Department at the University of Georgia. It is a great synopsis of our current knowledge of sour rot, which continues to be a difficult disease to address in our climate. It is well written…
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Cold outbreak is likely the first week of October

While we can’t predict exact temperatures more than a week out, we are starting to get a hint from medium-range weather models that a significant outbreak of cold air will move into the Southeast early in October. In particular, the nights of October 2-4 could see temperatures into the 30’s…
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Powdery Mildew Resistance Survey

Are you seeing powdery mildew in your vineyard this season? If so, we would love to sample it, as it could mean that your fungicide program is breaking down due to resistance development in the powdery mildew fungus. One of our graduate students in the University of Georgia Plant Pathology…
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