• Due to overwhelming demand for the commercial grape spray program design workshop in Ellijay, we have decided to offer the same workshop in Dahlonega on March 2nd from 9:30am-3:00pm. Join us at the Lumpkin County Parks & Rec. building located at 365 Riley Rd., Dahlonega, GA 30533. Pesticide credits will be available for those with […]

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  • Georgia pesticide license credits will be available for attendees of the March 14th workshop in Tiger, GA. Details here: 3 hours of credit will be given for Category 21 Commercial Applicators, and 1 hour will be given for Private Applicators. Please bring your license numbers to complete the CEU forms. Please contact John Scaduto ( […]

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  • The UGA Extension Viticulture Team harvested our first research plot on Tuesday, August 22. The plots were a part of a leaf removal trial in Chardonnay which evaluated leaf pulling at to different magnitudes and at two different stages – both pre-bloom and post-fruit set.  On each vine, clusters were picked, counted, and weighed (140 […]

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  • UGA Extension is hosting a mid-season vineyard management workshop at Wolf Mountain Vineyards & Winery in Dahlonega, GA on Wednesday, June 28th from 10:00am – 4:00pm. We will discuss post-veraison considerations for wine grape vineyard management. The schedule is as follows: 10:00- Mid- and late-season canopy and crop load management, canopy scouting, and monitoring ripeness – Cain Hickey, UGA […]

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  • Downy mildew was identified on bunch grapes this week at a vineyard site in Lumpkin County. Cheng-Fang Hong, graduate student at UGA, confirmed the downy mildew infection. Grape producers are encouraged to scout for downy mildew and add DM-active materials to their spray programs. Below is an example of downy mildew on grape leaves:

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