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Vine Trunk Diseases

There are a couple of trunk disease educational opportunities that are available. One is a free short course recently developed by Dr. Kendra Baumgartner; the information, though developed in California is very pertinent to Georgia as well. Our primary pruning wound, cordon, and trunk pathogens are those caused by Botryosphaeria…
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Topsin Use for Dormant Pruning Wounds

I had a question about use of Topsin M for application to pruning wounds (see label below) and how to best apply this fungicide and others for this purpose. In an ideal world, we could have a sprayer designed specifically to go over the top of the cordons after each…
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Ripe Rot Disease Survey

I know it is Christmas, but if you can take a few minutes (literally about five at max) to fill out this short survey (see link below), it would be be greatly appreciated. We are conducting this survey as part of a grant application, and if we do receive funds,…
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MyIPM Promotional Video

The MyIPM app, developed by multiple universities under the direction of Dr. Guido Schnabel from Clemson University and supported by the Southern Region Small Fruit Consortium, now has a section on bunch grapes. You can readily download this app and use it for identifying diseases, developing spray programs, etc., so…
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Florida Muscadine Meeting Presentations

For those of you who grow muscadines, you might want to review this meeting site. Several muscadine specialists were involved in the meeting, including yours truly, and it provides a good review of the state of the art relative this commodity. Florida muscadine meeting link: https://hos.ifas.ufl.edu/grape/resources/
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Grape Root Borer – QUESTIONNAIRE REMINDER

Hello everyone, Thank you to everyone who has already completed the questionnaire. Before I close it down, I just wanted to make sure everyone had a chance to fill it out. I know it is a busy time for you are, so I will make this quick. With grape root…
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New UGA Sour Rot Fact Sheet

The attached fact sheet was authored by Annie Vogel, a recent graduate student in the Horticulture Department at the University of Georgia. It is a great synopsis of our current knowledge of sour rot, which continues to be a difficult disease to address in our climate. It is well written…
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Powdery Mildew Resistance Survey

Are you seeing powdery mildew in your vineyard this season? If so, we would love to sample it, as it could mean that your fungicide program is breaking down due to resistance development in the powdery mildew fungus. One of our graduate students in the University of Georgia Plant Pathology…
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