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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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Short courses on viticulture, enology, terroir, and sensory analyses… from Bordeaux

A colleague forwarded me the following learning opportunities in viticulture and enology, as particularly related to Bordeaux cultivars. Given that some Bordeaux cultivars are widely planted throughout the southeastern US, these  “short courses” may be of interest to some UGA Extension Viticulture Blog subscribers.   Bordeaux Sciences Agro has created…
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Reminder of upcoming grape/wine industry events in Georgia

A wine grape pruning workshop will be held from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM on Tuesday, January 28th at Kaya Vineyards in Dahlonega, GA. You must pre-register for this event; lunch is included in registration. Registration link: Speakers include Rachael White (vineyard manager at Stonewall Creek Vineyards), Dr. Phil…
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Colder weather is on the way

I have heard from a few of you asking about whether or not we will get any cold weather this winter. Never fear, in spite of recent very warm temperatures, a pattern shift in the next week should bring a lot cooler weather to the region. By early next week…
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Grapevine pruning workshop to be held January 28th

A grapevine pruning workshop will be held from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM on Tuesday, January 28th at Kaya Vineyards in Dahlonega, GA. Speakers include: Rachael White (vineyard manager at Stonewall Creek Vineyards); Phil Brannen (UGA fruit pathology extension specialist), and Cain Hickey (UGA viticulture extension specialist). Indoor presentations will…
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