UGA Extension Viticulture Blog

Presentations from the 2019 Southern Winegrape Symposium

  On Saturday, June 8, the Vineyard and Winery Association of West Georgia presented the annual Southern Winegrape Symposium in Carrollton, Georgia.  New and existing vineyard and winery owners from across the state participated in the day long educational program.  The following are the presentations slides from the featured speakers. Winery…
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Preparation for grape root borer 2019

We are within a few weeks of the anticipated initial emergence of grape root borer (GRB) adults here in Georgia. If you are planning on implementing mating disruption as a management tactic for GRB and you haven’t deployed your pheromone dispensers/ties, now is the time to get those distributed.  If…
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UGA Extension 2019 Summer Muscadine Conference

The UGA Extension 2019 Summer Muscadine Conference will take place on Tuesday, July 9th in Athens, GA. The physical location of the conference will be at the South Milledge Greenhouse Complex (2500 S Milledge Ave, Athens, GA 30606). Speakers include UGA specialists and Georgia Muscadine Industry members. There will also…
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The Japanese Beetles are Back in Town

The time is upon us once again. Japanese beetles are showing up in vineyards around the state. They are only just beginning to emerge, so their numbers will increase dramatically over the next few weeks. In large enough numbers, Japanese beetles can be a severe pest of grapes during the…
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Summer muscadine conference – July 9th in Athens, GA

Please mark your calendars and save the date for our Summer Muscadine Conference, to be held in Athens, GA on Tuesday, July 9th. YES – THIS EVENT IS LESS THAN ONE MONTH AWAY! Speakers include UGA specialists and representatives from Georgia’s muscadine industry. Topics covered include vineyard establishment and management,…
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Here Comes the Rain — Diseases Too

We have had pretty dry weather recently, but the rainfall of late and predictions for more storms next week will increase the likelihood of downy mildew onset — as well as other fungal diseases of wine grapes.  We are still within a critical stage for cluster infections by downy mildew…
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Downy Mildew Warning

I have not personally observed this yet, but county agents and producers are now starting to observe limited downy mildew.  Though it has been drier of late, dew is sufficient for infection, and we have had some rains over the last few weeks that may have initiated infections.  Scout carefully…
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