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  • 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 these will be of benefit…

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  • 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 posts that may be of…

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  • 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 Mist.  Here the Agenda: April…

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  • The NC State Small Fruits Extension Program is organizing an Air-Blast Sprayer Training in an HYBRID format  April 13-14, 2021.  The instructor will be Wayne Riddle from Turbo Mist. Over the last 7 years Wayne has trained under many industry leaders in the AG Industry and has gained a passion for passing on knowledge he has…

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  • 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 juice grape industries across the…

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  • This four day virtual conference will allow you to hear presentations and speakers from all over the country. You will have the  option to join these sessions in real time and engage in Live Q & A via Zoom, or watch the sessions after the event is over. Here is the registration link:  https://www.georgiawineproducers.org/event-4214069 Monday, March…

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  • 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 quick one, and it will…

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  • If you were unable to attend the IPM meeting, or if you want to attend again, Clark MacAllister can provide you with a copy of the meeting video. Please contact Clark at clarkmac@uga.edu if interested. He can then provide you a link to download the content.

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  • See attached for the PowerPoint presentations from our meeting this morning, as well as Brett’s sharpshooter information.

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  • I am attaching reports from wine grape pathology field trials conducted in 2020. Shane Breeden and Brooke Warres, both graduate students in the UGA Plant Pathology Department, were responsible for generating this data. Three of the trials were conducted at the Blairsville research station, so we need to also thank Ray Covington and his staff…

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