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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Small Fruits Newsletter – grape chores

Please see this PDF for a list of timely “grape chores” that are published quarterly in the Small Fruits Newsletter from the Southern Region Small Fruits Consortium (www.smallfruits.org). UGA Extension Viticulture Team members Dr. Phil Brannen and Mr. Wayne Mitchem have both contributed to this edition’s grape chores.  We thank…
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Presentations from the 2018 GWP Conference

As promised, here are the presentations from the 2018 Georgia Wine Producers Conference: Jason Burrus: Hybrid winemaking_GWP_Burrus Tony Wolf: Nutrition_GWP_Wolf Annette Boyd: VA marketing_GWP_Boyd Rachael White: VSP retro-fit_GWP-White Cain Hickey: Growing blend_GWP_Hickey Andy Walker: PD-resistant_GWP_Walker Thanks to all of our presenters and all who came out to support and enjoy this wonderful event. Already looking forward…
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February 8th Pruning Workshop update – Sponsorship/Demo

There is a very welcomed update to the February 8th pruning workshop at Cartecay Vineyards: SNA Manufacturing, LLC, based out of Acworth GA, will be sponsoring this event.  SNA Manufacturing (http://www.snamfg.com/) is a US distributor of several agricultural management products.  The product line that SNA Manufacturing distributes that is pertinent…
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