UGA Extension Viticulture Blog

Reminder: TWO workshops next week

This is a reminder of TWO workshops that will be held in northern Georgia next week.   March 13th: Winemaking Technical Seminar at Sweet Acre Farms Winery. Sweet Acre Farms Winery, 7570 Bill Wilson Rd, Alto, GA 30510 Details here: https://site.extension.uga.edu/viticulture/2018/02/winemaking-technical-seminar-to-be-held-march-13th-at-sweet-acre-farms/   March 14th: Seasonal pest and canopy management workshop…
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Have we already seen the last frost of the year?

I’ve been asked by a number of people what are our chances for getting a frost in the next couple of weeks after this tremendously warm weather we’ve been experiencing. I think that for the southern 2/3 of Georgia, we may have already seen our last frost of the year,…
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Late winter pruning, frost protection, and timely disease and weed management

I have received calls/concerns about adjusting pruning practice based on the warm weather patterns we are currently experiencing. The questions really being asked are “when should I final prune?” and “should I delay prune?” given the high potential for yet another relatively early bud break this year. –When to make…
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New Weather Service and Muscadine Grower Survey

Dear all, Weather Updates: We have started a frequent weather and recommendation update, using the AWIS and WINDY weather services with 5 day hourly forecasts for most of the counties in NC, SC, GA, VA, and TN. The frequency depends on predicted weather events. The weather updates are free of…
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Winegrowers of Georgia Internship Program

I have received few flyers from interested vineyards / wineries re: hosting an intern this coming summer. For those operations still interested in hosting an intern this summer, the deadline to send me a flyer WAS tomorrow, February 15th… but will be EXTENDED until Friday, February 16th. For details, please…
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Spotted Wing Drosophila Webinar

Concerned about spotted wing drosophila and want to learn more about their control? The national research team will be presenting a webinar series on on Feb. 23, 2018, from 12 to 1 p.m. The webinar will include an overview of spotted wing drosophila research, an update on the native biocontrol agents that have…
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A look back at 2017 and the outlook for 2018

I’ve posted a summary of the 2017 year in climate for Georgia and surrounding areas as well as an outlook for the coming growing season on my blog at http://site.extension.uga.edu/climate/2018/02/a-look-back-at-2017-and-the-outlook-for-2018/. Overall I think things look promising for growing grapes in the coming growing season, with drier conditions reducing the likely…
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