UGA Extension Viticulture Blog

Grape Disease Management Update

Bloom and post-bloom are critical times for disease management in grapes. Temperatures and rainfall are generally favorable for pathogen development at this time, though conditions are not as wet as those observed last year. This is particularly true for grapes that are susceptible to powdery/downy mildews and Botrytis. The fruit…
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Bloom

Bloom is upon us in bunch grape vineyards in the piedmont and mountains of north Georgia. This is likely also the case in most bunch grape vineyards in Alabama, Tennessee, South Carolina, and North Carolina, excepting those vineyards planted above 2,000 ft. above sea level and/or those with late-blooming cultivars….
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REMINDER – register for the 2019 Georgia Sparkling Wine Production Conference

Most should be, or will soon be, heavy into shoot thinning their winegrape vineyards. Here is a UGA extension publication (published online as of today!) on effective shoot thinning practices in vineyards: http://extension.uga.edu/publications/detail.html?number=C1152   Now… a reminder to please register for an educational event that will take place after you…
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Viticulture Workshop at Surry Community College, April 17th

Pesticide Credits Available Wednesday, April 17, 2019 10:00AM-3:30PM Surry Community College, SBVE Building 630 South Main Street, Dobson, NC Pre-Registration Required- Follow the Link Below Registration Fee (includes lunch): $25/person Agenda 10:00 AM – Introduction – NCWA Board Past President Mark Friszolowski 10:05-11:00 AM – Wayne Mitchem/NCSU- Herbicide options for…
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Are we done with frost this year?

Some of you might be wondering if we are past the last frost of the year. The answer, of course, depends on where you are as well as the vagaries of the weather. I pulled out my crystal ball (just kidding, I use weather maps) to see if I could…
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