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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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Grape Disease Management Update

Bloom and post-bloom are critical times for disease management in grapes. Temperatures and rainfall are generally favorable for pathogen development at this time, though conditions are not as wet as those observed last year. This is particularly true for grapes that are susceptible to powdery/downy mildews and Botrytis. The fruit…
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Viticulture Workshop at Surry Community College, April 17th

Pesticide Credits Available Wednesday, April 17, 2019 10:00AM-3:30PM Surry Community College, SBVE Building 630 South Main Street, Dobson, NC Pre-Registration Required- Follow the Link Below Registration Fee (includes lunch): $25/person Agenda 10:00 AM – Introduction – NCWA Board Past President Mark Friszolowski 10:05-11:00 AM – Wayne Mitchem/NCSU- Herbicide options for…
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REMINDER: seeking “Winegrowers of Georgia” internship program hosts

Dear all: A reminder that March 15th (next Friday) is the deadline for submitting your “application” to host a UGA Winegrowers intern this summer. To those growers that have “applied” already – thank you. For more information, please visit the link to the original post here: https://site.extension.uga.edu/viticulture/2019/02/seeking-winegrowers-of-georgia-internship-program-hosts/
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Captan Review by EPA

Hello to all.  Captan is currently under review by EPA.  For those of you with interest in this fungicide and its continued use for grapes, please respond with comments to EPA via the link below.  Also, forward to other producers and other researchers outside Georgia and the Southeast who should…
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Georgia Wine Producers Conference

The 2019 Georgia Wine Producers Conference takes place on February 4th and 5th at Chateau Elan in Braselton GA. A wine tasting reception will be held on the evening of the 4th and the conference and education sessions will occur all day on the 5th. We bave some great out-of-state speakers…
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UGA Extension Viticulture Promotion

I was asked to share this story and video. Please read and view if interested. Growing Georgia Wine The University of Georgia’s Division of Marketing and Communications approached us this past fall to put this together. Nick, Leigh, and their colleagues did a fine job promoting and documenting what our…
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