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Pesticide Credits Available for March 14th Pest Management Workshop

Georgia pesticide license credits will be available for attendees of the March 14th workshop in Tiger, GA. Details here: https://site.extension.uga.edu/viticulture/2018/01/vineyard-pest-management-and-spray-schedule-workshop/ 3 hours of credit will be given for Category 21 Commercial Applicators, and 1 hour will be given for Private Applicators. Please bring your license numbers to complete the CEU forms….
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Climate outlook for the 2018 growing season

In spite of what seemed like very cold temperatures over the winter, the April-like temperatures we experienced across the Southeast in February have left us well above normal in temperature for the year so far. February 2018 was the warmest February on record for Georgia and all of the Southeastern…
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Reminder: TWO workshops next week

This is a reminder of TWO workshops that will be held in northern Georgia next week.   March 13th: Winemaking Technical Seminar at Sweet Acre Farms Winery. Sweet Acre Farms Winery, 7570 Bill Wilson Rd, Alto, GA 30510 Details here: https://site.extension.uga.edu/viticulture/2018/02/winemaking-technical-seminar-to-be-held-march-13th-at-sweet-acre-farms/   March 14th: Seasonal pest and canopy management workshop…
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Have we already seen the last frost of the year?

I’ve been asked by a number of people what are our chances for getting a frost in the next couple of weeks after this tremendously warm weather we’ve been experiencing. I think that for the southern 2/3 of Georgia, we may have already seen our last frost of the year,…
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Late winter pruning, frost protection, and timely disease and weed management

I have received calls/concerns about adjusting pruning practice based on the warm weather patterns we are currently experiencing. The questions really being asked are “when should I final prune?” and “should I delay prune?” given the high potential for yet another relatively early bud break this year. –When to make…
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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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