UGA Extension Viticulture Blog

Webinar April 3 at 3 pm on Promoting Beneficial Insects in Vineyards for Conservation Biological Control

Here is a webinar that you might find interesting if you want to learn more about ecological (natural) pest management. It is offered by USDA NRCS Science and Technology. You can find a link to more information and instructions for how to access the webinar at http://www.forestrywebinars.net/webinars/promoting-beneficial-insects-in-vineyards-for-conservation-biological-control. Note that preregistration is…
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MARK YOUR CALENDARS – Effective Vineyard Spraying Conference – April 26th, 2018

Please mark your calendars for the Effective Vineyard Spraying Conference.  This event will be held on Thursday, April 26th from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM at Frogtown Cellars. Thanks in advance to Craig and Cydney Kritzer and their staff for hosting this event.   While the growth stage-based vineyard and…
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Additional source of forecast weather information

In the last blog post, Mark Hoffman described a place to get hourly weather forecasts for up to six days for a number of stations at airports around the Southeast. But if you don’t live near an airport, you might prefer to get information that is closer to your farm….
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Pesticide Credits Available for March 14th Pest Management Workshop

Georgia pesticide license credits will be available for attendees of the March 14th workshop in Tiger, GA. Details here: https://site.extension.uga.edu/viticulture/2018/01/vineyard-pest-management-and-spray-schedule-workshop/ 3 hours of credit will be given for Category 21 Commercial Applicators, and 1 hour will be given for Private Applicators. Please bring your license numbers to complete the CEU forms….
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Climate outlook for the 2018 growing season

In spite of what seemed like very cold temperatures over the winter, the April-like temperatures we experienced across the Southeast in February have left us well above normal in temperature for the year so far. February 2018 was the warmest February on record for Georgia and all of the Southeastern…
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