UGA Extension Viticulture Blog

Hey rain… leave!

“Rain, rain go away” sounds too fluffy and soft to me at this point… emotions are involved now.  RAIN AND FARMING GRAPES: Growers become rather animated when talking about the weather and how it is (currently negatively) affecting their crop. I completely share their sentiment. It is interesting to see…
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Reminder: Vineyard tour next Wednesday

The vineyard tour is scheduled for next Wednesday, August 8th. Please see previous post here for tour details and information on how to pre-register, which is required. Note that you do not have to ride on the bus if you do not wish. You may opt to driver your personal…
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Vineyard tour scheduled for August 8th

The UGA Extension Viticulture Team will be holding a vineyard tour and research / practice discussion  in collaboration with several vineyards and wineries. The vineyard tour will take place on August 8th, 2018 and is sponsored by White County Farmer’s Exchange. We thank White County Farmer’s Exchange for their continued…
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Black Rot Issues

We have been receiving multiple grape samples with black rot in our diagnostic clinic.  Only one or two infected grapes can provide a vast number of spores for secondary infections of clusters going forward.  Prevalent rainfall has made control difficult. The disease cycle will slow as grapes mature, but fruit…
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The Japanese beetles are coming…

The time is upon us once again. Japanese beetles have been documented in vineyards in western GA. They are only just beginning to emerge, so their numbers will increase dramatically over the next few weeks. In large enough numbers, Japanese beetles can be a severe pest of grapes during the…
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Reminder: Southern Winegrape Symposium – Saturday, June 9th in Carrollton, Georgia

This is a reminder that the annual Southern Winegrape Symposium will be held on Saturday, June 9th at the Carroll County Ag Center in Carrollton, Georgia. Please se previous post by Paula Burke, Carroll County Extension Coordinator and ANR Agent, for more details: https://site.extension.uga.edu/viticulture/2018/05/2018-southern-winegrape-symposium-in-west-georgia/  
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