UGA Extension Viticulture Blog

Are you ready for some cold weather?

I’ve been watching the long-range weather forecasts for the last week, and it’s pretty clear that our growing season across most of the Southeast will end next week as a huge push of chilly air moves into the region. Northern parts of the region will see frost by this weekend,…
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UGA Horticulture Seminar on Delayed Pruning in Chardonnay

If you are bored while pumping 2018 vintage wine… Please see this link (https://kaltura.uga.edu/media/t/1_2qqz6tjt) for a slide show and audio recording of a seminar I gave last week as part of the UGA Horticulture Fall Seminar Series. Perhaps a little bit early to talk about pruning… better than late I…
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Gramoxone (Paraquat) Injury to Young Vines

The school of hard knocks is tough, but lessons learned can be important and they tend to stick.  I encountered an issue in one of our just-planted, on-farm research blocks yesterday.  Vines were collapsing and dying, and symptomatic vines presented a combination of red leaves, and/or leaves with red to…
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Downy Mildew Field Failures in 2018

This article (see link) reviews the state of grape downy mildew resistance in Georgia as of the close of the 2018 season.  Field failures when using strobilurin (QoI) fungicides have been confirmed in Georgia for both research and multiple commercial vineyard sites.  Of major import, efficacy of several downy mildew…
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Brief weather update for September 21, 2018

Now that Hurricane Florence has come and gone and calmer conditions have returned to the area, I hope that most of you are back to your regularly scheduled work. A look ahead over the next few weeks shows that in general, warmer and wetter than normal conditions are likely to…
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