UGA Extension Viticulture Blog

New Weather Service and Muscadine Grower Survey

Dear all, Weather Updates: We have started a frequent weather and recommendation update, using the AWIS and WINDY weather services with 5 day hourly forecasts for most of the counties in NC, SC, GA, VA, and TN. The frequency depends on predicted weather events. The weather updates are free of…
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Winegrowers of Georgia Internship Program

I have received few flyers from interested vineyards / wineries re: hosting an intern this coming summer. For those operations still interested in hosting an intern this summer, the deadline to send me a flyer WAS tomorrow, February 15th… but will be EXTENDED until Friday, February 16th. For details, please…
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Spotted Wing Drosophila Webinar

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…
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A look back at 2017 and the outlook for 2018

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 http://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…
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The Vineyard Advisor App

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…
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Look for frost early next week

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 http://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 http://www.weather.gov/gsp/. If…
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