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2018 Georgia Wine Producers Conference

Emily DeFoor, General Manager at Habersham Winery and Georgia Wine Producers President, has recently updated the information about the 2018 Georgia Wine Producers Conference. Some pertinent information follows – please share with those you think will be interested in attending this event. For Registration, Seminar Details, and Hotel, please visit…
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Dormant cuttings of Petit Manseng budwood, etc.

I hope that everyone has their “wish list” of grapevine rootstocks and cultivars on order through nurseries at this point (in fact, 18 months in advance of vine delivery increases the chance of rootstock/scion preference, but ordering vines this far in advance may not always practical…). I often hear from…
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REMINDER: Winegrowers of Georgia Internship Program for 2018

To all viticulture blog subscribers that are vineyard and winery owners in Georgia: We will continue the Winegrowers of Georgia Internship Program for the 2018 field season. For those that have participated in the past, I would encourage you to consider participating again.  For those that have not participated in…
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The Vineyard Advisor App

You may already be aware of this app, but I just found out about it today.  The Vineyard Advisor App has been developed by Texas Tech, and it appears to largely be an IPM app.  I don’t think it is that helpful in identification, so you have to largely know…
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Weather, climate and wine

Global Weather & Climate Center has a good short summary article about the impacts that weather and climate have on wine production. It is a compilation of information from Forbes, Journal of Wine Economics, the Denver Post, and Earth magazine. If you have things to add that you think were…
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Reminder – grower roundtable meeting on November 1st (NEXT Wednesday)

We have had only a handful of registrants for the grower roundtable meeting scheduled for next Wednesday, November 1 at Kaya Vineyard and Winery.  This meeting will start at 10 AM. Details can be found in a previous post: http://site.extension.uga.edu/viticulture/2017/10/post-harvest-roundtable-meeting-scheduled-for-november-1-2017/ Maybe only a handful of people are interested in attending…
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Look for frost early next week

The National Weather Service office in Peachtree City has put out a preliminary frost/freeze warning for Monday morning. You can follow more information at http://www.weather.gov/ffc/. If you are in far northeastern Georgia, then you are actually in the Greenville-Spartanburg NWS office’s region and you can get information from them at http://www.weather.gov/gsp/. If…
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Crown Gall Symptoms

Crown gall can sometimes be confused with either leaf roll virus or Pierce’s disease. In general, if a plant is a completely brilliant red, this is likely caused by crown gall or some trunk injury.  Pierce’s disease and leaf roll viruses can also have reddened leaves or leaf margins, so…
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