UGA Extension Viticulture Blog

‘Paulk’ muscadine cultivar presentation from Southeast Regional Fruit and Vegetable Conference

I had the pleasure of moderating the “Muscadine Session” this past Saturday at the Southeast Regional Fruit and Vegetable Conference in Savannah. Many of our muscadine industry leaders here in Georgia contributed to this session, including Dr. Patrick Conner (UGA Hort. Dept.), Greg Ison (Ison’s Nursery), and Simone Bergese (Chateau…
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Call for intern requests: 2018 Winegrowers of Georgia

Happy New Year to y’all. This is a final reminder to send along internship requests and flyers to me ( by February 15th to be considered a potential host for the 2018 edition of the Winegrowers of Georgia internship program. Here is a former post with more information: Best…
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2018 Georgia Wine Producers Conference

Emily DeFoor, General Manager at Habersham Winery and Georgia Wine Producers President, has recently updated the information about the 2018 Georgia Wine Producers Conference. Some pertinent information follows – please share with those you think will be interested in attending this event. For Registration, Seminar Details, and Hotel, please visit…
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Reminder – grower roundtable meeting on November 1st (NEXT Wednesday)

We have had only a handful of registrants for the grower roundtable meeting scheduled for next Wednesday, November 1 at Kaya Vineyard and Winery.  This meeting will start at 10 AM. Details can be found in a previous post: Maybe only a handful of people are interested in attending…
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Vineyard “chores” list from Southern Region Small Fruits Consortium Newsletter

I write a column in the Southern Region Small Fruit Consortium’s quarterly newsletter entitled “Small Fruit News”. The column is a “grape chores list” to complement the caneberry and strawberry chores lists contained in the newsletter. This chores list may contain some information that is valuable to blog readers, so…
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A note about post-harvest fertilization

I have been asked about the need to apply fertilizer after harvest. Studies have shown that root mass increases considerably after harvest, and continues on this trend for about five to six weeks before levelling off at leaf fall.  During the post-harvest / pre-leaf drop period, roots can take up…
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