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Grape Spray Program Design Workshops Reminder

UGA Extension Viticulture Blog | Grape Spray Program Design Workshops

Disease and insect control are critical components of an IPM program for grapes. Vineyard managers ask questions yearly relative how to set up and administer an efficacious program for management of diseases and insects. In these workshops, vineyard managers will be given the skills and confidence needed to develop efficacious spray programs that incorporate resistance management. These trainings will include an overview of major pathogens and insects and critical times for management. Producers will work in small groups with experts to develop example grape spray programs. Groups will be representative of older, established vineyards and newer plantings. This is an important opportunity for one-on-one interaction with grape IPM experts and other vineyard managers. Please sign up as soon as possible, as each training site is limited to a maximum of 20. See the flyer below for signup information.

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About Phil Brannen

Phil Brannen is a Professor in the Plant Pathology Department at the University of Georgia. He attended the University of Georgia for his undergraduate degree in Plant Protection and Pest Management, where he also received an M.S. in Plant Pathology, followed by a Ph.D. in Plant Pathology from Auburn University. He has extensive experience with disease management programs in numerous cropping systems. He serves as the extension fruit pathologist for Georgia – conducting research and technology transfer for multiple fruit commodities. His efforts are directed towards developing IPM practices to solve disease issues and technology transfer of disease-management methods to commercial fruit producers. He also teaches the graduate level Field Pathology Course, the History of Plant Diseases and their Impact on Human Societies Course, team-teaches the IPM Course, coordinates the Viticulture and Enology in the Mediterranean Region Course (Cortona, Italy), and guest lectures in numerous other courses throughout the year.