Dear all:

Here is the registration link ( for the Seasonal Vineyard and Pest Management Conference, to be held from 10 AM to 5 PM on Tuesday, March 19th at Engelheim Vineyards (127 Lakeview Rd, Ellijay, GA 30540). YOU MUST PRE-REGISTER.

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

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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).

10:00 AM: Introduction; Timely seasonal viticulture management. Cain Hickey, UGA Viticulture Extension Specialist
11:00 AM: Timely seasonal weed management. Wayne Mitchem, NC State and UGA Vineyard and Orchard Weed Management 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 disease management. Phil Brannen, UGA Fruit Pathology 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.

And thanks to all of our program sponsors (updated since last post): Helena Chemical, VineSmith Vineyard Services, White County Farmer’s Exchange, and the Georgia Wine Producers.

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Last – we are applying for pesticide credits for those that attend this workshop. We hope to get approval soon and will give an update on details when we know more.