UGA Extension Viticulture Blog

Brief weather update for September 21, 2018

Now that Hurricane Florence has come and gone and calmer conditions have returned to the area, I hope that most of you are back to your regularly scheduled work. A look ahead over the next few weeks shows that in general, warmer and wetter than normal conditions are likely to…
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Latest weather and tropical outlook as of September 7, 2018

Have you been taking advantage of the glorious weather to harvest your grapes? We have seen better weather than I expected since my last weather update on August 24. The last two weeks have been much below normal in precipitation and temperatures have been running 2-4 degrees above normal during…
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Weather update for the rest of the year

Now that we at the peak of hurricane season, I thought you might like a look at what we can expect for weather the next few weeks and on into the winter. We are currently under the influence of a strong high pressure area, which is bringing sunny skies and…
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More wet and cool weather on tap

August is on the horizon, and you might be interested in the latest outlook for the next month. Unfortunately, I don’t see any big change in the pattern for the next month. Cooler and wetter conditions are expected to dominate the weather this week as the stream of atmospheric moisture…
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Brief update on weather conditions for the next month

Is it ever going to stop raining? I’ve been getting this question a lot in the last couple of weeks, as farmers and everyone else get inundated by repeated rounds of thunderstorms that develop over the afternoon hours and grow in the late afternoon heat. I’ve gotten almost three inches…
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Webinar April 3 at 3 pm on Promoting Beneficial Insects in Vineyards for Conservation Biological Control

Here is a webinar that you might find interesting if you want to learn more about ecological (natural) pest management. It is offered by USDA NRCS Science and Technology. You can find a link to more information and instructions for how to access the webinar at http://www.forestrywebinars.net/webinars/promoting-beneficial-insects-in-vineyards-for-conservation-biological-control. Note that preregistration is…
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Additional source of forecast weather information

In the last blog post, Mark Hoffman described a place to get hourly weather forecasts for up to six days for a number of stations at airports around the Southeast. But if you don’t live near an airport, you might prefer to get information that is closer to your farm….
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