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  • Some of you may have already conducted leaf removal in your vineyards, but some of you are now getting into the early fruit development stage where leaf removal is considered more of the ‘standard’ time point. See some of lovely pictures of some fresh leaf removal from Bill Cox. Q: Why remove leaves? A: Fruit-zone…

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  • Out in the Watkinsville Hort Farm this morning I noticed some Japanese beetles – the season is upon us! Below is some information that Dr. Brett Blaauw posted previously that some of you may find helpful. Let me know what ya’ll are seeing in your own vineyards – how has it compared to previous years?…

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  • Hi All! I am just sending out a reminder (with more details!) about the New Grower Symposium on June 24th! For those of you interested in a day to learn about how to start a vineyard, I would love to see you at the New Grape Grower Symposium in at the Carroll County Agricultural Education…

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  • Bloom is one of the common times for grapevine tissue nutrient sampling. This information is the most useful to look at if you have multiple years of data on the same vines (or want to start that collection) or noticed some foliar nutrition symptoms in the vines previously (as the symptoms are less likely to…

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  • Topic will be discussing signature wines and how a region can work together to help market their wines. Discussions on AVA’s and other marketing components. Georgia producers, you won’t want to miss this webinar. Please join. Email me if you have any questions. neason@uga.edu

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  • For those of you interested in a day to learn about how to start a vineyard, I would love to see you at the New Grape Grower Symposium in at the Carroll County Agricultural Education Center in Carrollton, GA on Saturday, June 24th! We welcome those who are in the planning (or considering) process! We…

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  • You may find the attached resource to be of use as you try to understand your pesticides and how they move within or on the plant. I am particularly interested in the fungicide aspect. Plant growth that occurs rapidly in grape vines can quickly provide unprotected tissues relative fungicides. Some materials can redistribute or volatilize,…

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  • Hello all! If you are a grape grower in Georgia, please take this survey. The survey, an effort with Nathan Eason and Clark MacAllister, can help the UGA Viticulture Team members better help you! This information will be used to help guide future Extension programming and research efforts, so we need the input of any…

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  • Management of keeping a clean under story below your vine rows has traditionally been practiced. By keeping a grass and weed free area helps reduce competition of nutrients to the vines, reduces habitat for insect at the base of the plants, improves humidity in the fruiting zone, and helps deter voles and other pest. Although…

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  • We have many great land grant Universities conducting viticulture and enology research and education. This email came across my email from Penn State Extension on shoot thinning. Shoot thinning is essential to reducing canopy crowding to improve airflow and spray penetration. With our high annual rainfall in Georgia and high humidity, this is a crucial…

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