UGA Extension Viticulture Blog

Presentations from the 2019 Southern Winegrape Symposium

  On Saturday, June 8, the Vineyard and Winery Association of West Georgia presented the annual Southern Winegrape Symposium in Carrollton, Georgia.  New and existing vineyard and winery owners from across the state participated in the day long educational program.  The following are the presentations slides from the featured speakers. Winery…
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Potential Thrips Issues in Blanc du Bois

                    Thrips are small yellowish-brown insects, approximately 0.04 inch long, with feathery wings. Thrips are generally not a problem for wine grapes, but both western flower thrips and grape thrips are known to cause damage on grapes. Western flower thrips are…
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2019 Annual Southern Winegrape Symposium

On June 7 and 8, the Vineyard and Winery Association of West Georgia presents their annual Southern Winegrape Symposium in Carrollton, Georgia. The Winegrape Symposium is for current and aspiring individuals interested in learning more               about winegrape growing and making wine. Wine Tasting 101, a wine class and tasting with wine expert…
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Brief comments on delayed pruning

I wanted to briefly share some data from our delayed pruning experiment now that pruning is the primary vineyard focus for many industry members… Hopefully this will provide some “food for thought” as y’all consider your delayed pruning strategies this dormant season. I apologize in advance for the lack of…
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Grapevine tissue sampling at veraison

As a follow up to yesterday’s post on scouting your vineyard for system disease and/or nutrient imbalance symptoms… Grapevine tissue (leaf blades and/or petioles) sampling is a good, objective indicator of nutrient status in your vineyard. Many southeastern US vineyards will be entering veraison over the next couple weeks. Veraison…
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