June 2019

  •   On Saturday, June 8, the Vineyard and Winery Association of West Georgia presented the annual Southern Winegrape Symposium in Carrollton, Georgia.  New and existing vineyard and winery owners from across the state participated in the day long educational program.  The following are the presentations slides from the featured speakers. Winery Licensing – Kevin Leff, Sard…

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  • We are within a few weeks of the anticipated initial emergence of grape root borer (GRB) adults here in Georgia. If you are planning on implementing mating disruption as a management tactic for GRB and you haven’t deployed your pheromone dispensers/ties, now is the time to get those distributed.  If you are unfamiliar with grape…

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  • The UGA Extension 2019 Summer Muscadine Conference will take place on Tuesday, July 9th in Athens, GA. The physical location of the conference will be at the South Milledge Greenhouse Complex (2500 S Milledge Ave, Athens, GA 30606). Speakers include UGA specialists and Georgia Muscadine Industry members. There will also be an opportunity to visit…

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  • The time is upon us once again. Japanese beetles are showing up in vineyards around the state. They are only just beginning to emerge, so their numbers will increase dramatically over the next few weeks. In large enough numbers, Japanese beetles can be a severe pest of grapes during the summer, feeding mainly on foliage…

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  • Please mark your calendars and save the date for our Summer Muscadine Conference, to be held in Athens, GA on Tuesday, July 9th. YES – THIS EVENT IS LESS THAN ONE MONTH AWAY! Speakers include UGA specialists and representatives from Georgia’s muscadine industry. Topics covered include vineyard establishment and management, starting and operating a muscadine…

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  • We have had pretty dry weather recently, but the rainfall of late and predictions for more storms next week will increase the likelihood of downy mildew onset — as well as other fungal diseases of wine grapes.  We are still within a critical stage for cluster infections by downy mildew and other diseases.  Scout aggressively…

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  • Thanks to all those who attended the Sparkling Wine Production Conference at Wolf Mountain Vineyards on May 22. It was an information-packed day. Thanks also goes out to all of our speakers. Here are the presentations, for your reference: Equipment required to produce traditional method sparkling wine Filtration Options for Sparkling wine 2019 Grape Cultivars…

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