UGA Extension Viticulture Blog

Reminder: TWO workshops next week

This is a reminder of TWO workshops that will be held in northern Georgia next week.   March 13th: Winemaking Technical Seminar at Sweet Acre Farms Winery. Sweet Acre Farms Winery, 7570 Bill Wilson Rd, Alto, GA 30510 Details here:   March 14th: Seasonal pest and canopy management workshop…
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Late winter pruning, frost protection, and timely disease and weed management

I have received calls/concerns about adjusting pruning practice based on the warm weather patterns we are currently experiencing. The questions really being asked are “when should I final prune?” and “should I delay prune?” given the high potential for yet another relatively early bud break this year. –When to make…
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Small Fruits Newsletter – grape chores

Please see this PDF for a list of timely “grape chores” that are published quarterly in the Small Fruits Newsletter from the Southern Region Small Fruits Consortium ( UGA Extension Viticulture Team members Dr. Phil Brannen and Mr. Wayne Mitchem have both contributed to this edition’s grape chores.  We thank…
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Presentations from the 2018 GWP Conference

As promised, here are the presentations from the 2018 Georgia Wine Producers Conference: Jason Burrus: Hybrid winemaking_GWP_Burrus Tony Wolf: Nutrition_GWP_Wolf Annette Boyd: VA marketing_GWP_Boyd Rachael White: VSP retro-fit_GWP-White Cain Hickey: Growing blend_GWP_Hickey Andy Walker: PD-resistant_GWP_Walker Thanks to all of our presenters and all who came out to support and enjoy this wonderful event. Already looking forward…
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February 8th Pruning Workshop update – Sponsorship/Demo

There is a very welcomed update to the February 8th pruning workshop at Cartecay Vineyards: SNA Manufacturing, LLC, based out of Acworth GA, will be sponsoring this event.  SNA Manufacturing ( is a US distributor of several agricultural management products.  The product line that SNA Manufacturing distributes that is pertinent…
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‘Paulk’ muscadine cultivar presentation from Southeast Regional Fruit and Vegetable Conference

I had the pleasure of moderating the “Muscadine Session” this past Saturday at the Southeast Regional Fruit and Vegetable Conference in Savannah. Many of our muscadine industry leaders here in Georgia contributed to this session, including Dr. Patrick Conner (UGA Hort. Dept.), Greg Ison (Ison’s Nursery), and Simone Bergese (Chateau…
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Call for intern requests: 2018 Winegrowers of Georgia

Happy New Year to y’all. This is a final reminder to send along internship requests and flyers to me ( by February 15th to be considered a potential host for the 2018 edition of the Winegrowers of Georgia internship program. Here is a former post with more information: Best…
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2018 Georgia Wine Producers Conference

Emily DeFoor, General Manager at Habersham Winery and Georgia Wine Producers President, has recently updated the information about the 2018 Georgia Wine Producers Conference. Some pertinent information follows – please share with those you think will be interested in attending this event. For Registration, Seminar Details, and Hotel, please visit…
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