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  • To all viticulture blog subscribers that are vineyard and winery owners in Georgia: We are recruiting hosts for the Winegrowers of Georgia Internship Program for the 2024 field season; we have several excellent undergraduate candidates we are about to start interviewing, but we still need a few more hosts for this season! For those looking for more…

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  • I’ve been getting a few emails asking about the current warm weather and if it is likely to continue since growers are concerned about bud break if the warm weather continues. I put a thermograph of daily temperatures for Blairsville below to show how temperatures have changed over time. On the thermograph, the green band…

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  • Just a reminder for tomorrow’s winemaking webinar, with our own Nathan Eason hosting Dr. Andreea Botezatu, an Enology Specialist at Texas A&M and her PhD student Cassie Hutcheson. They will be talking about using verjus as a wine acidifier (including the economics of the practice). You can register to access this webinar and all future…

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  • Attention all winemakers. You’ll want to join our Hangtime session online on February 8th. See the flyer below for timing details. Great topic dealing with making verju’s from unripened grapes and used as an acidifier. You should be able to click the link in the document below to register. You can also register for the…

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  • This is a quick reminder that the second webinar in the Eastern Viticulture and Enology Forum (EVEF) Winter Webinar Series will take place this Wednesday, January 10, 2024, from noon to 1:30. This webinar, “Building Better Spray Programs: Practical Outcomes From the FRAME Networks Project” , will be a look at some of the tips coming out of the FRAME…

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  • Dormant Pruning

    Happy new year! While some have started their winter pruning, most people get started pruning after the new year. While pruning timing choices often come down to labor, I wanted to post some resources so you can all refresh yourselves since pruning is one of the most vital vineyard care activities. We are currently getting…

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  • Join us TOMORROW for the first webinar, “Vineyard Labor Challenges: Mechanization and Other Approaches” in the 4th edition of the Eastern Viticulture and Enology Forum – This is a free webinar, but registration is required: https://extension.psu.edu/fourth-annual-eastern-viticulture-and-enology-forum-webinar-series I am looking forward to hear from the panel of growers about how they have dealt with labor challenges…

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  • Please join us on Wednesday December 6th at 11:30est for a discussion on Southern Grapes. the link in the flyer below should be clickable. also…. Don’t forget about tomorrows program at Crane Creek! See link below. Free registration RSVP: https://forms.gle/vZL1SjrXviuj51qr5

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  • Free registration RSVP: https://forms.gle/vZL1SjrXviuj51qr5 Just a reminder for our upcoming fall UGA Grape Extension Event! This will be a great networking opportunity where we will also discuss some of the research that UGA has been conducting during this past season, as well as some management considerations that I’ve been hearing about from many of you. Pesticide credits will be available!…

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  • After we all enjoy the AVES-ES Hangtime with Nathan Eason, Dr. Matthew Clark, and Dr. Jason Londo about cold weather grape varieties at 11:30-12:30 PM tomorrow (Tuesday, Nov 14th), you can also attend the following enology webinar on sustainability and waste management in the winery. Registration is free, but required, so be sure to do…

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