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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.

Vineyard Nutrition Survey

Vineyard Nutrition Survey A multi-institutional research team involved in the HiRes Vineyard Nutrient Management Project seeks to understand current vineyard practices and the technologies that may be used for improving nutrient management practices. They invite all commercial grape growers, consultants, and vineyard management companies from the wine, table, raisin, and…
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Grape Rootstock Survey (two questions) Reminder

Dr. Paul Severns and I have a graduate student, Katherine Martin, working on nematodes of wine grapes. We have a quick two-question survey relative rootstocks and scions in Georgia wine grape vineyards. If you have not done so already, please consider filling out this survey. It really is a very…
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2021 Wine Grape IPM Meeting Video Available

If you were unable to attend the IPM meeting, or if you want to attend again, Clark MacAllister can provide you with a copy of the meeting video. Please contact Clark at if interested. He can then provide you a link to download the content.
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Georgia Commercial Grape IPM Meeting Reminder

Clark MacAllister and other county agents will be hosting a virtual Grape IPM Meeting on 25 February from 9:00 till 11:30. Specialists will update you on new information you will need for the control of diseases, insects and weeds in 2021. You will need to register for this event in…
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Grape Rootstock Survey (two questions)

Dr. Paul Severns and I have a graduate student, Katherine Martin, working on nematodes of wine grapes. We have a quick two-question survey relative rootstocks and scions in Georgia wine grape vineyards. Feel free to take the survey, even if you are not in Georgia, but please indicate your county…
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Georgia Commercial Grape IPM Meeting

Clark MacAllister and other county agents will be hosting a virtual Grape IPM Meeting on 25 February from 9:00 till 11:30. Specialists will update you on new information you will need for the control of diseases, insects and weeds in 2021. You will need to register for this event in…
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