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Reflections from this past strawberry season – Summer 2019

This past annual hill plasticulture season in the Southeast was quite rough, characterized by a late start to the season, high disease pressure, often lower yields and an unfavorable berry market, facing low prices due to competition. While not every grower experienced all four of those factors, we rarely found a farm which was not affected by at least one of those problems last season.
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Bunch Grape Chores – Summer 2019

[card title=”UGA Extension Viticulture Blog”] For timely updates on vineyard and pest management, and information on workshops and conferences, please subscribe to the UGA Extension Viticulture Blog. [/card] Veraison is the transitional period of grape development when grapes begin to soften, and sugars and secondary flavor, color, and aroma compounds…
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Strawberry Chores – Summer 2019

Compiled by Mark Hoffmann, Small Fruits Extension Specialist, NC State University, Raleigh NC; and Barclay Poling, Prof. and Extension Specialist (retired), NC State University, Raleigh NC Summer: After season to pre-plant 2019 The most important strawberry chores for the summer are: removing plastic and old planting material, order your plants,…
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Muscadine Chores – Summer 2019

Compiled by Mark Hoffmann, Small Fruits Extension Specialist, NC State University, Raleigh JUNE – SEPTEMBER (Post-fruit Set – Veraison – Harvest) The main muscadine chores for this summer are: canopy management, weed management, disease and insect control and frequent scouting of your vineyard (minimum once a week) for insect, disease…
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Caneberry Chores – Summer 2019

[card title=”Upcoming Meeting”] A field day sponsored by the NC Commerical Blackberry and Raspberry Association will be held at the Mountain Horticultural Crops Research and Extension Center on Friday, September 13, 2019. For more information contact . [/card] This list was developed by Dr. Gina Fernandez, Small Fruit Specialist at…
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