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New Muscadine Production Guide now available

The Muscadine Grape Production Guide for the Southeast was recently published by NC State Extension. Dr. Mark Hoffmann, NC State Small Fruit Extension Specialist, was the primary author and investigator on the project. There were several collaborators, co-authors, and co-editors from UGA and NC State. The project was funded by…
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Dormant vine pruning extension bulletin

Our annual pruning workshop was held yesterday. As a review for those in attendance, and as a reference for those unable to attend, here is UGA Extension Bulletin 1505, “Dormant Spur and Cane Pruning Bunch Grapevines”: https://secure.caes.uga.edu/extension/publications/files/pdf/B%201505_2.PDF   Muscadine pruning was also briefly discussed at the workshop. Here is a…
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Short courses on viticulture, enology, terroir, and sensory analyses… from Bordeaux

A colleague forwarded me the following learning opportunities in viticulture and enology, as particularly related to Bordeaux cultivars. Given that some Bordeaux cultivars are widely planted throughout the southeastern US, these  “short courses” may be of interest to some UGA Extension Viticulture Blog subscribers.   Bordeaux Sciences Agro has created…
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Reminder of upcoming grape/wine industry events in Georgia

A wine grape pruning workshop will be held from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM on Tuesday, January 28th at Kaya Vineyards in Dahlonega, GA. You must pre-register for this event; lunch is included in registration. Registration link: https://events.attend.com/f/1383791335 Speakers include Rachael White (vineyard manager at Stonewall Creek Vineyards), Dr. Phil…
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Grapevine pruning workshop to be held January 28th

A grapevine pruning workshop will be held from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM on Tuesday, January 28th at Kaya Vineyards in Dahlonega, GA. Speakers include: Rachael White (vineyard manager at Stonewall Creek Vineyards); Phil Brannen (UGA fruit pathology extension specialist), and Cain Hickey (UGA viticulture extension specialist). Indoor presentations will…
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Names given to PD-resistant grapevine cultivars developed at UC Davis

Please see this link for an update on the names and patent status of five, Pierce’s disease-resistant grapevine cultivars developed by Dr. Andy Walker from UC Davis. https://www.winebusiness.com/news/?go=getArticle&dataId=223142 These cultivars are of particular importance to grape/wine industry stakeholders throughout the southeastern US where Pierce’s disease remains a pervasive threat to…
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