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IMPORTANT SURVEY – Mating Disruption in Crop Production

Greetings everyone, I hope this post finds everyone well. I am part of a new working group that is attempting to improve pest management through mating disruption technologies. However, before we can do that, we need to better understand growers’ needs and perception of mating disruption. As such, if you…
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Drosophila and sour rot management in GA grapes

With the increase in sugars, veraison kicks off the period to start managing drosophilid flies (e.g. spotted wing drosophila (SWD)), which can considerably help suppress sour rot in your vulnerable grapes. The drosophilid flies are active nearly year round in these parts, but near veraison, as the brix levels in…
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It is Japanese Beetle Season

The time is upon us once again. Japanese beetles are showing up in vineyards around the state. In large enough numbers, Japanese beetles can be a severe pest of grapes during the summer, feeding mainly on foliage and (thankfully) rarely on the berries. More problematic is Japanese beetles feeding on…
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Preparations for Grape Root Borer – 2022

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…
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Drosophila and sour rot management in GA grapes

With veraison upon us, it is time to start planning your spotted wing drosophila (SWD) management to help suppress sour rot in your vulnerable grapes. The SWD flies are active nearly year round in these parts, but near veraison as the brix levels in wine grapes reach approximately 15 degrees…
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The Japanese Beetles are Back in Town

The time is upon us once again. Japanese beetles are showing up in vineyards around the state. In large enough numbers, Japanese beetles can be a severe pest of grapes during the summer, feeding mainly on foliage and (thankfully) rarely on the berries. More problematic is Japanese beetles feeding on…
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Grape Root Borer – QUESTIONNAIRE REMINDER

Hello everyone, Thank you to everyone who has already completed the questionnaire. Before I close it down, I just wanted to make sure everyone had a chance to fill it out. I know it is a busy time for you are, so I will make this quick. With grape root…
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