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Freeze Damage

We experienced some really cold temperatures from December 23 – 27. It is not the first time that it’s been cold in Georgia, and we have even seen similar temperatures in past freeze events over the last ten years.  However, the Christmas freeze of 2022 is somewhat unique; these freezing…
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Viticulture Meeting Jan.10th

This is the last call to sign up for our meeting next week. This meeting is for Georgia vineyards to share how their 2022 season went pros and cons alike. These meeting can be quiet valuable to attend by sharing knowledge gained from each other. We will offer pesticide credits….
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UGA Extension Viticulture 2022 Season Wrap UP

Hello industry. As we wrap up this calendar year let us take time to share our past years experiences. Please join us on January 10th in-person for a 2022 Season wrap up meeting. There will be no formal presentations for this meeting, but we will use our time to reflect…
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Viticulture Candidate Presentations

Hello everyone, We need your input on two possible finalist for the viticulture specialist position. We have already had one candidate interview/presentation. You can still click the below link to see the recorded presentation. Our next interview is today or tomorrow Nov. 2 depending on when you read this. Please…
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IMPORTANT SURVEY – Mating Disruption in Crop Production

Greetings everyone, I hope this post finds everyone well. I am part of a new working group that is attempting to improve pest management through mating disruption technologies. However, before we can do that, we need to better understand growers’ needs and perception of mating disruption. As such, if you…
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End-of-Season Pierce’s Disease Observations

We continue to see quite a bit of Pierce’s disease (PD) in our vineyards this year, to include our northern Georgia sites. I am convinced that bacterial titer drives this disease, and bacterial levels in the plant are determined by the vectors (type and number of sharpshooters involved), winter temperatures,…
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Blanc du Bois Review

For those growing or interested in Blanc du Bois, the following review may be of interest to you. This has been submitted for development as a UGA publication, so consider this a “sneak peak.” We still need more research-based information on this cultivar and others we are growing in Georgia,…
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Drosophila and sour rot management in GA grapes

With the increase in sugars, veraison kicks off the period to start managing drosophilid flies (e.g. spotted wing drosophila (SWD)), which can considerably help suppress sour rot in your vulnerable grapes. The drosophilid flies are active nearly year round in these parts, but near veraison, as the brix levels in…
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