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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.

 
 
 
 Agenda:
 9:30 Registration
 10:00 Disease management considerations for developing a spray program
 10:30 Insect management considerations for spray program development
 11:00 Group work
 12:00 Lunch
 12:30 Group work
 2:00 Group presentations
 3:00 Wrap up and final questions with experts
  
Workshop dates, registration contacts and locations are below (maximum of 20 participants per location, so sign up early to ensure a spot):
     
 Paula Burke at 770-836-8546 or pjburke@uga.edu
 March 3, 2020
 UGA Extension Carroll County Office
 900 Newnan Road, Carrollton, GA
 (lunch provided on site)
    
 Clark McAllister and Nathan Eason at 706-265-2442 or clarkmac@uga.edu
 March 5, 2020
 Lumpkin County Parks and Recreation Building
 365 Riley Rd, Dahlonega, GA
 (lunch provided on site)
    
 Ashley Hoppers at 706-632-3061 or 706-645-4426 or aahoppers@uga.edu
 March 17, 2020
 Cartecay Vineyards
 5704 Clear Creek Rd, Ellijay GA
 (lunch provided on site) 
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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.