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North Georgia Vineyard Blog to close at end of the month

Because of the recent hire of University of Georgia’s new Viticulturist, Cain Hickey, a new official UGA Vineyard Blog has been created to disseminate information.  Therefore this blog will be closed at the end of June.  Please subscribe to   or search through Google: UGA Extension Viticulture Blog for further…
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March 14th Vineyard Workshop

UGA Extension will be hosting a vineyard workshop on Tuesday, March 14th from 9:00am until 4:00pm. The event will be held at two locations: Kaya Vineyard & Winery (5400 Town Creek Road Dahlonega, Ga 30533) Three Sisters Vineyards & Winery (439 Vineyard Way, Dahlonega, GA 30533) The morning session will…
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Wine Grape Sour Rot Management During Pre-Harvest and Harvest

We are observing some sour rot again this year.  I talked to Megan Hall from Cornell, and she indicates that a combination of an insecticide for Drosophila species (fruit fly) management and a material such as Oxidate for bacteria and yeast management will help to substantially reduce sour rot development. …
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Downy Mildew Confirmed on Grape Clusters

Downy mildew has been confirmed on grape clusters at the Georgia Mountain Research and Education Center test plot in Blairsville. This indicates that mildew is infecting earlier this year, as previously indicated by the earlier leaf infections.  Disease incidence may be related to cooler spring temperatures.  Rainfall has not been…
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Avoid Pruning During Warm Weather

Sara Spayd, Extension Specialist from North Carolina State University, sent out a warning to all grape producers about pruning grape vines: I know this beautiful weather is tempting, but please DO NOT PRUNE – even hedging. Pruning helps to stimulate vine growth. I would not be at all surprised if…
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