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  • Concerned about spotted wing drosophila and want to learn more about their control? The national research team will be presenting a webinar series on on Feb. 23, 2018, from 12 to 1 p.m. The webinar will include an overview of spotted wing drosophila research, an update on the native biocontrol agents that have been found in surveys at…

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  • I’ve posted a summary of the 2017 year in climate for Georgia and surrounding areas as well as an outlook for the coming growing season on my blog at https://site.extension.uga.edu/climate/2018/02/a-look-back-at-2017-and-the-outlook-for-2018/. Overall I think things look promising for growing grapes in the coming growing season, with drier conditions reducing the likely impact of fungal diseases and…

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  • I received a request to post a link to the original post about the 2018 UGA Winegrowers Internship Program. Here it is: https://site.extension.uga.edu/viticulture/2017/11/reminder-winegrowers-of-georgia-intenrship-program-for-2018/

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  • You may already be aware of this app, but I just found out about it today.  The Vineyard Advisor App has been developed by Texas Tech, and it appears to largely be an IPM app.  I don’t think it is that helpful in identification, so you have to largely know the organism already to find…

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  • The National Weather Service office in Peachtree City has put out a preliminary frost/freeze warning for Monday morning. You can follow more information at https://www.weather.gov/ffc/. If you are in far northeastern Georgia, then you are actually in the Greenville-Spartanburg NWS office’s region and you can get information from them at https://www.weather.gov/gsp/. If you are farther south towards…

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  • Presidio is no longer registered for grape downy mildew management.  This is unfortunate, but Valent confirmed this information. Presidio will be removed from the SRSFC IPM guide.  You can use existing stocks of Presidio, so no worries if you have it on hand at this time. Ranman has confirmed activity against downy mildew, and it…

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  • Dear subscribers, Apologies in advance. I made two new posts to my blog on two recent dates – May 10 and May 13.  You were not notified because I failed to complete a form associated with the email alerts to subscribers.  I have hopefully fixed that now. I send this message out to encourage you to…

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