Commodity Commission for Wine & Grapes Accepting Nominations for Board Member Positions

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ATLANTA, GA– Nominations are currently being accepted to fill five board positions of the newly created Georgia Agriculture Commodity Commission for Wine and Grapes. Persons nominated must be active producers of wine and reside in the State of Georgia. The deadline for submissions is Friday, Nov. 27, 2020. Those interested may submit a nominee information form found at agr.georgia.gov/cpf, to Andy Harrison at andy.harrison@agr.georgia.gov or by …

HELM Agro US Launches New Gamma™ Herbicide for Grapes

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Tampa, FL – HELM Agro US, Inc., a global manufacturer of high-quality crop protection and fertilizer products announced that Gamma™ herbicide has received federal registration from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Gamma is a non-selective PPO-inhibitor herbicide with a novel active ingredient called Tergeo™ for directed postemergence applications in grapes. In product development trials and regulatory studies, Gamma has demonstrated …

Powdery Mildew Resistance Survey

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According to the UGA Extension Viticulture Blog, University of Georgia researchers are asking grape producers if powdery mildew has been spotted in their vineyards. UGA would love to sample it, and it could mean that the fungicide program is breaking down due to resistance development in the powdery mildew fungus. UGA graduate student Brooke Warres is working on QoI and …

Challenging Grape Season Nearing End for Georgia Producers

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A challenging season for Georgia grape producers is nearing an end as harvest is in full swing across the state. Grapes have been harvested for a month now with others maturing and ripening up. Phil Brannen, University of Georgia Cooperative Extension Fruit Disease Specialist, said the excess rainfall has not impacted the quantity of the crop but the quality remains …

Gloomy Projections Remain for North Carolina Grapes

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It is nearing harvest time for North Carolina grape producers. Unfortunately, original projections remain true for this year’s crop. It is expected to be a down year for grape farmers. “With the vinefera grapes for the wine industry in the western part because of all of the frost events we had in the spring, most vineyards are down at least …

Grape Sustainability at Risk With Pierce’s Disease

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Pierce’s Disease is wreaking havoc in grape vineyards in the Southeast. It is such a problem that University of Georgia Cooperative Extension plant pathologist Phil Brannen is concerned about the sustainability of some farming operations, especially as winter temperatures continue to get warmer. “Once you get above 2,000 feet in elevation, I have only rarely seen a single plant come …

Grape Root Borers Detected in North Georgia

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According to the UGA Extension Viticulture Blog, the grape root borer adults have been detected in north Georgia. Brett Blaauw, University of Georgia assistant professor in the Department of Entomology, confirmed that on Monday, they collected some adults in their pheromone traps in Lumpkin County, Georgia. Adults have started to emerge from the soil, and for the next few weeks, …