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Captan Registration Review

Captan is currently under review by the EPA. The review document is below, and it can be perused for the impact of EPAs potential actions on grape disease management. EPA is proposing several mitigations for the continued use of Captan. Any responses are currently due by 27 June, but you…
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It is Japanese Beetle Season

The time is upon us once again. Japanese beetles are showing up in vineyards around the state. In large enough numbers, Japanese beetles can be a severe pest of grapes during the summer, feeding mainly on foliage and (thankfully) rarely on the berries. More problematic is Japanese beetles feeding on…
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Preparations for Grape Root Borer – 2022

We are within a few weeks of the anticipated initial emergence of grape root borer (GRB) adults here in Georgia. If you are planning on implementing mating disruption as a management tactic for GRB and you haven’t deployed your pheromone dispensers/ties, now is the time to get those distributed.  If…
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Botrytis Testing for Fungicide Resistance

Clemson University has picked up the resistance testing for Botrytis. This is not a free service at this time. However, it is very useful and worth the funds to determine which Botryticides are working. See the attached form for information needed. Additional information from Dr. Guido Schnabel. I worked with…
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Georgia Clean Day

The Georgia Department of Agriculture is hosting a Georgia Clean Day on May 3, 2022 from 9 am to 3 pm. The event will be at the Georgia National Fairgrounds 401 Larry Miller Pkwy, Perry, GA 31069. The purpose of this event is to collect and dispose of old unusable,…
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More frost this weekend?

I’ve gotten a number of emails and phone calls asking about frost and freeze conditions for this weekend. I think it is likely that many of the northern counties in Georgia are going to see temperatures of 32 F or lower on Saturday and Sunday morning based on current forecast…
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Possibility of New Varieties in Georgia

I hope everyone is fairing the winter well and is underway on pruning. I wanted to take a moment and revisit a presentation that was given last spring at one of our updates that presented new varieties for our region.  Dr. Joe Fiola, Specialist in Viticulture and Small Fruit at…
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Viticulture Workshop- March 15th, Register Now

Please see the attached flyer with clickable link registration or QR code. We look forward to seeing everyone there. For our round table portion please submit items of discussion ahead of time to .
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