UGA Extension Viticulture Blog

Gramoxone (Paraquat) Injury to Young Vines

The school of hard knocks is tough, but lessons learned can be important and they tend to stick.  I encountered an issue in one of our just-planted, on-farm research blocks yesterday.  Vines were collapsing and dying, and symptomatic vines presented a combination of red leaves, and/or leaves with red to…
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Downy Mildew Field Failures in 2018

This article (see link) reviews the state of grape downy mildew resistance in Georgia as of the close of the 2018 season.  Field failures when using strobilurin (QoI) fungicides have been confirmed in Georgia for both research and multiple commercial vineyard sites.  Of major import, efficacy of several downy mildew…
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Brief weather update for September 21, 2018

Now that Hurricane Florence has come and gone and calmer conditions have returned to the area, I hope that most of you are back to your regularly scheduled work. A look ahead over the next few weeks shows that in general, warmer and wetter than normal conditions are likely to…
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HURRICANE FLORENCE Update

Dear Farming Community, In the following, we have compiled some information for those of you who experienced damages to their farm due to Hurricane Florence. Our aim is it to assist affected counties and growers as good as possible in the coming weeks and months with information and direct assistance on: The…
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Making wine from fruit with unbalanced chemistry

Dear all: Florence was generally kind to us grape growers here in Georgia. Let’s please keep those that were less fortunate in our thoughts and prayers. The weather forecasted for this week looks to be nice for picking. Take advantage of it and get out there and get it done…
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Important Update on the Path of Hurricane Florence

Dear Grape Community,   Hurricane Florence predicted path shifted southwards. The storm is predicted to move along I 95 towards South Carolina and then inland. The Coastal Planes will be affected in the next 24 hours by high winds and heavy rain falls. The Moutains can expect heavy rain falls…
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