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Agenda announced for seasonal vineyard and pest management conference

The seasonal vineyard and pest management conference will be held from 10 AM to 5 PM on Tuesday, March 19th at Engelheim Vineyards in Ellijay, GA (127 Lakeview Rd, Ellijay, GA 30540).

Thanks in advance to Gary Engel and his crew at Engelheim for hosting.

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And thanks to our program sponsors: Helena Chemical, VineSmith Vineyard Services, and the Georgia Wine Producers.

    Georgia Wine Producers

This workshop will cover effective seasonal vine, disease, insect, and weed management strategies, with the goal of helping attendees prepare their chemical inventories and labor schedules as the season gets underway. The vineyard management poster, which many already have in their possession, will serve as a sound reference for knowing when specific diseases, insects, and vineyard practices should be managed, scouted for, and/or implemented (as based off vine growth stage).

AGENDA:

10:00 AM: Introduction; Timely seasonal viticulture management. Cain Hickey, UGA Viticulture Extension Specialist

11:00 AM: Timely seasonal disease management. Phil Brannen, UGA Fruit Pathology Extension Specialist

12:00 PM: LUNCH

1:00 PM: Timely seasonal insect management. Brett Blaauw, UGA Fruit Entomology Extension Specialist

2:00 PM: Timely seasonal weed management. Wayne Mitchem, NC State and UGA Vineyard and Orchard Weed Management Extension Specialist

3:00 PM: BREAK

3:30 PM: Current research on ripe rot and introduction of grower tools for disease management. Mizuho Nita, Virginia Tech Grape Pathology Extension Specialist.

4:30 PM: Q&A Session with speakers.

5:00 PM: Adjourn.

Registration is $25 per person, and includes the program and catered lunch.

Pre-registration is required, and a registration link will be shared soon.