Bunch Grapes

  •              UGA EXTENSION NEW GRAPE GROWER’S CONFERENCE     AUGUST 16, 2017 AT CRANE CREEK VINEYARDS IN YOUNG HARRIS, GA      If you are looking to establish vines, just started producing wines, or have an interest in joining the Georgia / southeastern US vineyard and winery industry, please join us at our New Grape Growers Conference on Wednesday, August…

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  • UGA Extension is hosting a mid-season vineyard management workshop at Wolf Mountain Vineyards & Winery in Dahlonega, GA on Wednesday, June 28th from 10:00am – 4:00pm. We will discuss post-veraison considerations for wine grape vineyard management. The schedule is as follows: 10:00- Mid- and late-season canopy and crop load management, canopy scouting, and monitoring ripeness – Cain Hickey, UGA…

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  • In addition to pest management (as recently posted by Nathan), canopy management is an important consideration in the early post-fruit set period. While chemical management is of utmost importance in the humid eastern US, where fungal diseases are pervasive, canopy management is a good supplement as it aids in canopy and fruit-zone drying, spray coverage on fruit, and serves…

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  • With every application of fungicides or insecticides it is crucial to read and comply with the labeled instructions.  At the end of each year it should be your goal to have achieved control of your pest and disease problems with as little applied chemicals as possible. Not only does this make sense financially, but applying…

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  •   Dear all: The American Society of Enology and Viticulture / Eastern Section Conference has now released its full agenda: https://www.asev-es.org/pdf/2017%20%20Program%20ASEV-ES%20full.pdf   This conference will take place in Charlottesville, VA from July 10-12, 2017.   As I said in the previous post, it is a great conference for eastern US industry stakeholders to attend due to…

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  •   The 42nd American Society of Enology and Viticulture / Eastern Section (ASEV/ES) Conference will be held from July 10-12, 2017 in Charlottesville, VA. Please see details here:  https://www.asev-es.org/ The full conference program should be posted in the coming weeks.   This conference showcases very applied viticulture and enology research that has been conducted by research/extension…

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  • Since the first seasonal opportunity for vine tissue sampling comes at bloom, this message may be timely for vineyards that are northerly and/or at higher altitudes, but somewhat late for those located more southerly and/or at lower altitudes. Bloom-time petiole sampling is a good tool for those interested in learning more about the nutritional status of…

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  • The last post I wrote on May 17 was optimistic for a good fruit set given the wonderful weather we were experiencing last week. Key word here is “were”. The weather has been rather wet, cool, and rainy from this past weekend, and continuing through tomorrow.  This has been particularly true throughout northern GA, but I’ve also received reports of very rainy…

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  • Downy mildew was identified on bunch grapes this week at a vineyard site in Lumpkin County. Cheng-Fang Hong, graduate student at UGA, confirmed the downy mildew infection. Grape producers are encouraged to scout for downy mildew and add DM-active materials to their spray programs. Below is an example of downy mildew on grape leaves:

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  • The annual Southern Winegrape Symposium presented by Vineyard and Winery Association of West Georgia will be held on Saturday, June 10 at the Carroll County Ag Center in Carrollton, GA.  All current and aspiring individuals interested in learning more about winegrape growing and making wine are invited to attend. Keynote speaker, Dr. Cain Hickey, UGA…

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