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Pierce’s disease management

Pierce’s disease (PD) is a threat to vineyard sustainability in some parts of the southeastern US. PD is particularly a threat to susceptible cultivars planted in vineyards that are located in low-elevation, “warmer” micro-climates. PD was observed in several vineyards in late summer/fall 2019. We have experienced yet another moderate…
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Seasonal vineyard management / new extension publication

Many members of the UGA Viticulture Extension Team have been hard at work this week providing workshops to help industry members develop a sound vineyard pest management plan. Workshops were held in Carrollton on Tuesday and in Dahlonega yesterday; one more workshop will be held on Tuesday, March 17th in…
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Vineyard frost protection considerations

The moderate winter temperatures may result in an early bud break in vineyards. Frost protection may thus be of concern for many industry members throughout Georgia and the southeastern US. Please see this link for our extension bulletin on frost protection considerations. Please also see this link (from eXtension)…
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Grape Spray Program Design Workshops Reminder

UGA Extension Viticulture Blog | Grape Spray Program Design Workshops Disease and insect control are critical components of an IPM program for grapes. Vineyard managers ask questions yearly relative how to set up and administer an efficacious program for management of diseases and insects. In these workshops, vineyard managers will…
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New Muscadine Production Guide now available

The Muscadine Grape Production Guide for the Southeast was recently published by NC State Extension. Dr. Mark Hoffmann, NC State Small Fruit Extension Specialist, was the primary author and investigator on the project. There were several collaborators, co-authors, and co-editors from UGA and NC State. The project was funded by…
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Topsin WSB Special Local Needs Label Approved for GA

Thanks to UPL, we now have a Topsin label for pruning wounds in Georgia. Please see the attached approved SLN label for Topsin WSB control of Eutypa Dieback in Grapevines. Note that Botryosphaeria dieback is more prevalent in Georgia, but you will get suppression of Botryosphaeria when you spray for…
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Grape Spray Program Design Workshops


9:30 Registration

10:00 Disease management considerations for developing a spray program

10:30 Insect management considerations for spray program development

11:00 Group work

12:00 Lunch

12:30 Group work

2:00 Group presentations

3:00 Wrap up and final questions with experts


Workshop dates, registration contacts and locations are below (maximum of 20 participants per location, so sign up early to ensure a spot):









Paula Burke at 770-836-8546 or

March 3, 2020

UGA Extension Carroll County Office

900 Newnan Road, Carrollton, GA

(lunch provided on site)



Clark McAllister and Nathan Eason at 706-265-2442 or

March 5, 2020

Lumpkin County Parks and Recreation Building

365 Riley Rd, Dahlonega, GA

(lunch provided on site)



Ashley Hoppers at 706-632-3061 or 706-645-4426 or

March 17, 2020

Cartecay Vineyards

5704 Clear Creek Rd, Ellijay GA

(lunch provided on site)

Grape Spray Program Design Workshop Flyer

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Dormant vine pruning extension bulletin

Our annual pruning workshop was held yesterday. As a review for those in attendance, and as a reference for those unable to attend, here is UGA Extension Bulletin 1505, “Dormant Spur and Cane Pruning Bunch Grapevines”:   Muscadine pruning was also briefly discussed at the workshop. Here is a…
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