UGA Extension Viticulture Blog

Shoot thinning

As said in the previous post, bud break is upon us in the piedmont and lower mountain regions of northern Georgia. Please pay attention to the cooler temperatures over the next two nights as related to freeze/frost damage of buds; looks like temperatures will be more moderate starting Tuesday and…
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Bud break update

Muscadines: Buds are breaking in muscadine vineyards in Georgia’s coastal plains. We are likely a week or ten days out from seeing bud break in muscadine vineyards in the Georgia piedmont. Bunch grapes: We are seeing buds breaking throughout the piedmont and foothills of Georgia. Bud break is mostly observed…
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Pesticide credits announced for attendees at Seasonal vineyard and pest management conference

All: Eddie Ayers, ANR Extension Agent in Gilmer and Fannin Counties (for two more weeks, anyway… congrats on the retirement, Eddie!) has procured the following pesticide credit approval from the GDA – available for all who attend Tuesday’s meeting at Engelheim Vineyards: –2 hours on a private pesticide license –5…
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FINAL REMINDER: register for the 2019 Seasonal vineyard and pest management conference

One final reminder to please register for the Seasonal Vineyard and Pest Management Conference, taking place from 10 AM to 5 PM on Tuesday, March 19th at Engelheim Vineyards in Ellijay, GA. REGISTRATION CLOSES MONDAY AT NOON. For more information and to register, please visit this link: https://site.extension.uga.edu/viticulture/2019/03/registration-link-and-updated-sponsors-for-seasonal-vineyard-and-pest-management-conference/ Thanks once…
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Climate outlook for 2019 growing season in Georgia

It’s been a while since I posted a climate outlook for Georgia, but I’ve gotten a few requests so here you go. Summary:  Temperatures for the next two weeks are expected to be cooler than normal. Temperatures for the rest of spring, summer and fall are all leaning towards warmer…
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REMINDER: Seasonal Vineyard and Pest Management Conference in one week!

A reminder to register for the Seasonal Vineyard and Pest Management Conference, taking place from 10 AM to 5 PM on Tuesday, March 19th at Engelheim Vineyards in Ellijay, GA. For more information and to register, please visit this link: https://site.extension.uga.edu/viticulture/2019/03/registration-link-and-updated-sponsors-for-seasonal-vineyard-and-pest-management-conference/   Thanks once again to our sponsors – Helena…
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REMINDER: seeking “Winegrowers of Georgia” internship program hosts

Dear all: A reminder that March 15th (next Friday) is the deadline for submitting your “application” to host a UGA Winegrowers intern this summer. To those growers that have “applied” already – thank you. For more information, please visit the link to the original post here: https://site.extension.uga.edu/viticulture/2019/02/seeking-winegrowers-of-georgia-internship-program-hosts/
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Extension publications on frost protection and dormant pruning bunch grapes

Dear all: As we near bud break (!!!)… here are two UGA extension publications I have shared on the blog before, but I thought it would be rather timely to share them again now (and they are finally published in all their glory!): http://extension.uga.edu/publications/detail.html?number=B1490&title=Vineyard%20Frost%20Protection Dormant Spur and Cane Pruning Bunch…
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