UGA Extension Viticulture Blog

REMINDER: Winegrowers of Georgia Internship Program for 2018

To all viticulture blog subscribers that are vineyard and winery owners in Georgia: We will continue the Winegrowers of Georgia Internship Program for the 2018 field season. For those that have participated in the past, I would encourage you to consider participating again.  For those that have not participated in…
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The Vineyard Advisor App

You may already be aware of this app, but I just found out about it today.  The Vineyard Advisor App has been developed by Texas Tech, and it appears to largely be an IPM app.  I don’t think it is that helpful in identification, so you have to largely know…
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Weather, climate and wine

Global Weather & Climate Center has a good short summary article about the impacts that weather and climate have on wine production. It is a compilation of information from Forbes, Journal of Wine Economics, the Denver Post, and Earth magazine. If you have things to add that you think were…
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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: http://blog.extension.uga.edu/viticulture/2017/10/post-harvest-roundtable-meeting-scheduled-for-november-1-2017/ Maybe only a handful of people are interested in attending…
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Look for frost early next week

The National Weather Service office in Peachtree City has put out a preliminary frost/freeze warning for Monday morning. You can follow more information at http://www.weather.gov/ffc/. If you are in far northeastern Georgia, then you are actually in the Greenville-Spartanburg NWS office’s region and you can get information from them at http://www.weather.gov/gsp/. If…
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Crown Gall Symptoms

Crown gall can sometimes be confused with either leaf roll virus or Pierce’s disease. In general, if a plant is a completely brilliant red, this is likely caused by crown gall or some trunk injury.  Pierce’s disease and leaf roll viruses can also have reddened leaves or leaf margins, so…
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Where to get forecasts for frost

In a blog post earlier this week I provided some links to sources of information on historical frost dates across the country. Today I want to provide you with some links to help you find current forecasts for frost.  It looks like to me that we are likely to see…
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Wine and weather in the news

For those of you who follow national and international trends in wine grapes and wine production, you may be interested in some recent articles I have seen on the impacts of weather on wine production both here in the US and abroad. One of the biggest stories, of course, has…
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Another warm and dry winter may be in the offing

The latest outlook for winter is now available from NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center. Short answer: warmer and drier than usual conditions are more likely than usual due to the impending La Niña. I break it down in my blog post at http://blog.extension.uga.edu/climate/2017/10/latest-climate-outlook-shows-impact-from-la-nina/.  
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