UGA Extension Viticulture Blog

Reminder: TWO workshops next week

This is a reminder of TWO workshops that will be held in northern Georgia next week.   March 13th: Winemaking Technical Seminar at Sweet Acre Farms Winery. Sweet Acre Farms Winery, 7570 Bill Wilson Rd, Alto, GA 30510 Details here:   March 14th: Seasonal pest and canopy management workshop…
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Late winter pruning, frost protection, and timely disease and weed management

I have received calls/concerns about adjusting pruning practice based on the warm weather patterns we are currently experiencing. The questions really being asked are “when should I final prune?” and “should I delay prune?” given the high potential for yet another relatively early bud break this year. –When to make…
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Winegrowers of Georgia Internship Program

I have received few flyers from interested vineyards / wineries re: hosting an intern this coming summer. For those operations still interested in hosting an intern this summer, the deadline to send me a flyer WAS tomorrow, February 15th… but will be EXTENDED until Friday, February 16th. For details, please…
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Small Fruits Newsletter – grape chores

Please see this PDF for a list of timely “grape chores” that are published quarterly in the Small Fruits Newsletter from the Southern Region Small Fruits Consortium ( UGA Extension Viticulture Team members Dr. Phil Brannen and Mr. Wayne Mitchem have both contributed to this edition’s grape chores.  We thank…
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Presentations from the 2018 GWP Conference

As promised, here are the presentations from the 2018 Georgia Wine Producers Conference: Jason Burrus: Hybrid winemaking_GWP_Burrus Tony Wolf: Nutrition_GWP_Wolf Annette Boyd: VA marketing_GWP_Boyd Rachael White: VSP retro-fit_GWP-White Cain Hickey: Growing blend_GWP_Hickey Andy Walker: PD-resistant_GWP_Walker Thanks to all of our presenters and all who came out to support and enjoy this wonderful event. Already looking forward…
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February 8th Pruning Workshop update – Sponsorship/Demo

There is a very welcomed update to the February 8th pruning workshop at Cartecay Vineyards: SNA Manufacturing, LLC, based out of Acworth GA, will be sponsoring this event.  SNA Manufacturing ( is a US distributor of several agricultural management products.  The product line that SNA Manufacturing distributes that is pertinent…
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