UGA Extension Viticulture Blog

LESS THAN TWO WEEKS until the Georgia Wine Producers Conference

The annual Georgia Wine Producers Conference will be held on the evening of February 4th (Taste Georgia! reception event) and all day on February 5th (education sessions) at Chateau Elan in Braselton, GA.   PLEASE JOIN US AT THIS EVENT by registering here: http://www.georgiawineproducers.org/2019-conference-registration   We have some great sessions…
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Colder conditions ahead for the next few weeks

A change in the weather across the Southeast is expected starting this weekend and continuing for the next few weeks. It means considerably colder conditions than what we have been feeling so far this winter, which has been running 1-3 degrees F above normal so far. As I write this…
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Presentations from muscadine session at Southeastern Regional Fruit and Vegetable Conference in Savannah

The muscadine session at the Southeastern Regional Fruit and Vegetable Conference was held this past Saturday, February 12th, in Savannah. It was a well attended and productive session for our muscadine industry. The speakers included Dr. Margaret Worthington from the University of Arkansas, Larry Cagle from WoodMill Winery, Dr. Phil…
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Brief comments on delayed pruning

I wanted to briefly share some data from our delayed pruning experiment now that pruning is the primary vineyard focus for many industry members… Hopefully this will provide some “food for thought” as y’all consider your delayed pruning strategies this dormant season. I apologize in advance for the lack of…
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PLEASE take this powdery mildew resistance survey.

Dear bunch winegrape and muscadine growers: You may recall a recent blog post by our resident grape disease specialist, Dr. Phil Brannen, about powdery mildew resistance to QoI fungicides in Georgia … If not, here it is: https://site.extension.uga.edu/viticulture/2018/12/widespread-powdery-mildew-resistance-to-qoi-fungicides-in-georgia-vinifera-grapes/   Dr. Brannen is part of a multi-state team of specialists working…
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Georgia Wine Producers Conference

The 2019 Georgia Wine Producers Conference takes place on February 4th and 5th at Chateau Elan in Braselton GA. A wine tasting reception will be held on the evening of the 4th and the conference and education sessions will occur all day on the 5th. We bave some great out-of-state speakers…
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UGA Extension Viticulture Promotion

I was asked to share this story and video. Please read and view if interested. Growing Georgia Wine The University of Georgia’s Division of Marketing and Communications approached us this past fall to put this together. Nick, Leigh, and their colleagues did a fine job promoting and documenting what our…
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