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Downy Mildew Alert

Today, Shane Breeden (plant pathology graduate student and technician for the Horticulture and Plant Pathology Departments) observed downy mildew in our Horticulture Farm research plots for the first time this year (Watkinsville, GA). This indicates that producers should be scouting for it throughout the state. In addition, if you have…
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Eastern Viticulture and Enology Forum

I have attached below the most recent version of the announcement for the EVEF Grower Town Hall Meetings. Please review this version, which highlights the need for pre-submitted questions and includes the listing of all collaborators (the number of which has increased since the initial announcement).
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Eastern Viticulture and Enology Forum

In collaboration with viticulture and enology extension programs at: Ohio State University, University of Maryland, Rutgers University, North Carolina State University, University of Georgia, University of Tennessee, Texas Tech, Texas A&M, Colorado State University, New Mexico State University, Iowa State University, Purdue University, University of Minnesota, Michigan State University, and University…
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Cold Damage Information

I am sure that most of you are assessing cold damage and trying to figure out next steps at this time. Dave Lockwood has provided a good document to help with this, and he also provided a link to a North Carolina document he developed with Mark Hoffman. I know…
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Freeze Damage Information from North Carolina and Past Blog Posts

I know that several vineyards in northern Georgia counties have experienced some cold damage; additional damage may come this evening. Mark Hoffman (North Carolina State) has provided some information that you may find to be of value. See the link below: https://grapes.ces.ncsu.edu/2021/03/awis-weather-forecast-widespread-freeze-2/?src=rss In addition, this blog does have several past…
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Registration Link for Air-Blast Sprayer Calibration Training Apr 13

The NC State Small Fruits Extension Program is organizing an Air-Blast Sprayer Training in a HYBRID format for April 13-14, 2021.  The training has been approved for 3 hrs of NC pesticide credits N, O, X. Please register for the training using this link: https://turbomist.com/education/air-blast-sprayer-training/ The instructor will be Wayne Riddle from Turbo…
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Vineyard Nutrition Survey

Vineyard Nutrition Survey A multi-institutional research team involved in the HiRes Vineyard Nutrient Management Project seeks to understand current vineyard practices and the technologies that may be used for improving nutrient management practices. They invite all commercial grape growers, consultants, and vineyard management companies from the wine, table, raisin, and…
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Grape Rootstock Survey (two questions) Reminder

Dr. Paul Severns and I have a graduate student, Katherine Martin, working on nematodes of wine grapes. We have a quick two-question survey relative rootstocks and scions in Georgia wine grape vineyards. If you have not done so already, please consider filling out this survey. It really is a very…
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