Dear all,

Weather Updates:

We have started a frequent weather and recommendation update, using the AWIS and WINDY weather services with 5 day hourly forecasts for most of the counties in NC, SC, GA, VA, and TN. The frequency depends on predicted weather events. The weather updates are free of charge and can be accessed on the NCSU grape portal:

As mentioned before, it is expected to be an above average temperature and precipitation spring in the Southeast (Figure 1). This forecast might affect your pruning decisions.



Figure 1: Temperature forecast for 2/16-2/20: Above average temperatures are expected for the coming week (upper 50’s to low 60’s in most of the Southeast.

For more details, please visit:


Muscadine Grower Needs Survey:

A muscadine grower needs survey will be online until 31st of March 2018 (see link below). It will take about 5-15 min to fill out and it is completely anonymous.

The survey will help us immensely not only to evaluate our programs at UGA and NCSU, but also to make better arguments for additional funding sources:



Thanks and I hope that helps,

Mark Hoffmann


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