July 2018

  • We are still detecting grape root borer adults in north Georgia. This means that the adults are still active, with females potentially still laying eggs. While we are getting a little late for chemical control, if you have more than¬†35 days before harvest, you can use Lorsban 4E* (chlorpyrifos).This is currently the only insecticide registered […]

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  • August is on the horizon, and you might be interested in the latest outlook for the next month. Unfortunately, I don’t see any big change in the pattern for the next month. Cooler and wetter conditions are expected to dominate the weather this week as the stream of atmospheric moisture that has been causing flooding […]

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  • I was at a muscadine meeting in Americus, GA earlier this week (Thursday), and I made comment on how I have never really observed significant crown gall on muscadine grapes in Georgia. I scheduled a muscadine grape visit with a producer near Ellijay, GA the next day, and I can now say that I have […]

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  • This is a reminder to register for the muscadine conference to be held NEXT Thursday, July 26th, at Wolf Creek Plantation in Americus, GA. An update is that we have a conference sponsor. SNA Manufacturing / Vesco Tools is out of Acworth, GA. Alex Mussa will be in attendance to talk about Vesco tools and […]

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  • We collected our first grape root borer adults today in one of our pheromone traps in north Georgia. This means that the adults have started to emerge from the soil out of their pupal stage. For the next few weeks the adults will emerge, mate, and the females will lay their eggs at the base […]

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  • The UGA Extension Viticulture Team will be holding a vineyard tour and research / practice discussion¬† in collaboration with several vineyards and wineries. The vineyard tour will take place on August 8th, 2018 and is sponsored by White County Farmer’s Exchange. We thank White County Farmer’s Exchange for their continued support of UGA Extension and […]

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