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Pierce’s disease-tolerant winegrape releases from UC Davis

Please see below for a PDF that UC Davis grape breeder, Dr. Andy Walker, shared with me last night.

UC Davis PD-tolerant winegrape releases

The PDF describes four of the Pierce’s disease (PD)-tolerant winegrape cultivars that are nearing release from his breeding program.  These releases have great potential to expand the production of high quality winegrapes throughout Georgia, the southeastern US, and other regions that experience high PD pressure.

Wines made from these cultivars will be poured during Andy’s talk at the 2018 Georgia Wine Producer’s Conference, held at Chateau Elan on January 23rd and 24th. For schedule details, and to register for this conference, please see the link, below: