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UGA Extension 2019 Summer Muscadine Conference

The UGA Extension 2019 Summer Muscadine Conference will take place on Tuesday, July 9th in Athens, GA. The physical location of the conference will be at the South Milledge Greenhouse Complex (2500 S Milledge Ave, Athens, GA 30606). Speakers include UGA specialists and Georgia Muscadine Industry members. There will also…
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The Japanese Beetles are Back in Town

The time is upon us once again. Japanese beetles are showing up in vineyards around the state. They are only just beginning to emerge, so their numbers will increase dramatically over the next few weeks. In large enough numbers, Japanese beetles can be a severe pest of grapes during the…
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Summer muscadine conference – July 9th in Athens, GA

Please mark your calendars and save the date for our Summer Muscadine Conference, to be held in Athens, GA on Tuesday, July 9th. YES – THIS EVENT IS LESS THAN ONE MONTH AWAY! Speakers include UGA specialists and representatives from Georgia’s muscadine industry. Topics covered include vineyard establishment and management,…
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Here Comes the Rain — Diseases Too

We have had pretty dry weather recently, but the rainfall of late and predictions for more storms next week will increase the likelihood of downy mildew onset — as well as other fungal diseases of wine grapes.  We are still within a critical stage for cluster infections by downy mildew…
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Downy Mildew Warning

I have not personally observed this yet, but county agents and producers are now starting to observe limited downy mildew.  Though it has been drier of late, dew is sufficient for infection, and we have had some rains over the last few weeks that may have initiated infections.  Scout carefully…
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Potential Thrips Issues in Blanc du Bois

                    Thrips are small yellowish-brown insects, approximately 0.04 inch long, with feathery wings. Thrips are generally not a problem for wine grapes, but both western flower thrips and grape thrips are known to cause damage on grapes. Western flower thrips are…
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2019 Annual Southern Winegrape Symposium

On June 7 and 8, the Vineyard and Winery Association of West Georgia presents their annual Southern Winegrape Symposium in Carrollton, Georgia. The Winegrape Symposium is for current and aspiring individuals interested in learning more               about winegrape growing and making wine. Wine Tasting 101, a wine class and tasting with wine expert…
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Weather and climate outlook for May, June and beyond

Producers are all busy working in their fields, planting, spraying, and irrigating. Some folks are making hay or working on small grains as well. Here is a look ahead at the weather and climate for the next few weeks. The major feature of the weather across the Southeast for the…
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