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Register for Eastern Viticulture and Enology Forum First Webinar December 14

You might be interested in this webinar, as it will have information of value to Georgia grape pruning operations. Just in time for Christmas.

Advances in grapevine trunk disease management in the dormant period

This timely webinar occurs at the beginning of the dormant pruning period. Learn perspectives on trunk disease management and mitigation from two plant pathologists that research grapevine diseases in different climates. Topics covered include diagnosis, understanding judicious vine removal, pruning decisions, and use of chemical protectants.

Dr. Kendra Baumgartner, Research Plant Pathologist, USDA-ARS/University of California, Davis, CA

Dr. Mizuho Nita, Associate Professor and Extension Grape Pathologist, Alson H Smith, Jr. Agricultural Research and Extension Center, Virginia Tech

Tuesday, December 14, 2021

3:00 – 4:30 PM Eastern Time

Registration: You must register for this meeting. Register in advance here. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

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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.