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4 Day Georgia Wine Producers Virtual Conference

This four day virtual conference will allow you to hear presentations and speakers from all over the country. You will have the  option to join these sessions in real time and engage in Live Q & A via Zoom, or watch the sessions after the event is over. Here is the registration link: 

https://www.georgiawineproducers.org/event-4214069

Monday, March 29, 2021 – Emerging Vineyards & Wineries

11:00am – 11:45am
Justin Heitman, Heitman International Solutions & Services, LLC
Drone Use In Viticulture

1:00pm – 1:45pm
Eric Seifarth, Crane Creek Vineyards
Eric Miller & Jorge Comacho, Yonah Mountain Vineyards
Frost Prevention Techniques

3:00pm -3:45pm
Kevin Leff, Sard & Leff
Alcohol 101: The Georgia Farm Winery

Tuesday, March 30, 2021- Vineyard Sessions
9:00am – 9:45am
John Roncoroni, Weed Science Farm Advisor Emeritus, UC Davis ANR
Understanding Pre and Postmergent Herbicides and Optons for Tank Mixing

11:00am -11:45am
Dr. Kendra Baumgartner, Research Grape Pathologist, UC Davis USDA-ARS
Identifying and Preventing Grapevine Trunk Diseases

1:00pm – 1:45pm
Paul Crout, Agronomist & Pest Control Advisor, Helena Agri-Enterprises
Spray Tank Adjuvants and How They Work to Improve Efficacy of Fungicides and Insecticides

3:00pm – 3:45pm
Fritz Westover, Viticulture Consultant, Virtual Viticulture Academy
Top Mistakes of Dormant Pruning and How To Assess Your Vines

4:30pm-5:00pm
Phillip M. Brannen, Ph.D. Professor and Fruit Extension Pathologist
University of Georgia
Pathology Updates from UGA Extension – FREE SESSION
Link to this Session

March 31, 2021- Winemaking Sessions

9:00am – 9:45am
Luke Holcombe, Black Dog Consulting
Dissolved Gas Management for SO2 Reduction and Wine Stability

11:00am – 11:45am
Denise Gardner, Wine Consultant and Founder, Denise Gardner Winemaking
Using Wine Flaw Detection and Identification to Produce Better Quality Wines

1:00pm – 1:45pm
Églantine Chauffeur, Enologist and Winemaker
Tips and Tools for Rosé Winemaking

3:00pm – 3:45pm
Enology Panel – Speakers TBA soon

April 1, 2021- Tasting Room & Marketing Sessions

11:00am – 11:45am
Dr. Marco A Plama & Jeff Pool, Texas A & M University
Using Behavioral Science to Increase Tasting Room Sales

1:00pm – 1:45pm
Theresa Dorr , VinoShipper
Expand Direct to Consumer Sales Across the Country with VinoShipper

4:30 – 5:00pm  
Karla Roper, Executive Director, Georgia Wine Producers
Open Georgia Wine – Marketing Georgia Wine Together – FREE SESSION
Link to this Session

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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.