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Drosophila and sour rot management in GA grapes

With veraison upon us, it is time to start planning your spotted wing drosophila (SWD) management to help suppress sour rot in your vulnerable grapes. The SWD flies are active nearly year round in these parts, but near veraison as the brix levels in wine grapes reach approximately 15 degrees…
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The Japanese Beetles are Back in Town

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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Muscadine Webinar: Summer Vineyard Management

Mark Hoffman (North Carolina State) is offering a muscadine webinar that might be of interest for those commercial growers who utilize muscadine for fresh market or wine production. See below for the link to the training. https://grapes.ces.ncsu.edu/2021/06/muscadine-webinar-summer-vineyard-management/
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Downy Mildew Alert

Today, Shane Breeden (plant pathology graduate student and technician for the Horticulture and Plant Pathology Departments) observed downy mildew in our Horticulture Farm research plots for the first time this year (Watkinsville, GA). This indicates that producers should be scouting for it throughout the state. In addition, if you have…
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Eastern Viticulture and Enology Forum

I have attached below the most recent version of the announcement for the EVEF Grower Town Hall Meetings. Please review this version, which highlights the need for pre-submitted questions and includes the listing of all collaborators (the number of which has increased since the initial announcement).
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Eastern Viticulture and Enology Forum

In collaboration with viticulture and enology extension programs at: Ohio State University, University of Maryland, Rutgers University, North Carolina State University, University of Georgia, University of Tennessee, Texas Tech, Texas A&M, Colorado State University, New Mexico State University, Iowa State University, Purdue University, University of Minnesota, Michigan State University, and University…
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