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Dr. Aaron Cato, IPM Specialist, University of Arkansas See below for short descriptions about the most recent episodes of The Southern Fruitcast: Episode 4 – Muscadine and Blackberry Production with Ervin Lineberger  Ervin Lineberger, owner of Kildeer Farms in Kings Mountain, North Carolina, joins us for episode 4. Ervin has been farming…
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UGA releases new muscadine cultivar ‘RubyCrisp’.

Patrick Conner, University of Georgia – Tifton Campus  ‘RubyCrisp’ is a new muscadine cultivar released from the University of Georgia muscadine breeding program. ‘RubyCrisp’ was selected from a cross of ‘Supreme’x‘Tara’ and was tested as Ga 8-1-338 in replicated trials in Tifton, GA. Single vine replicates were planted in randomized order…
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Digital Diagnosis for Disease and Insect Problems

Rebecca A. Melanson, Extension Plant Pathologist, Mississippi State University, and Aaron Cato, IPM Specialist, University of Arkansas Diagnosis is the first step in pest management. It is first necessary to know the cause of a problem before appropriate management methods can be implemented. Management methods that do not accurately address…
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Botrytis Sampling for Fungicide Resistance Development

Dr. Phil Brannen, Extension Fruit Disease Specialist, Plant Pathology, University of Georgia Many of the fungicides utilized for Botrytis management are no longer efficacious due to resistance development in this fungus. Now is a great time to collect Botrytis samples for fungicide-resistance testing. While the funds last, Botrytis resistance testing…
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Muscadine Health Benefits – an Interview with Dr. Patricia Gallagher, Wake Forest University School of Medicine

Xiaonan Shi (M.S.), Small Fruits Research and Extension Group, Department of Horticultural Science, NC State University.Mark Hoffmann, Small Fruits Extension Specialist, Department of Horticultural Science, NC State University. Muscadine grapes are native to the southeastern region of the United States. Commercial muscadine plantings in the South can be found in…
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The Muscadine Industry in North Carolina: A Discussion with North Carolinian Fresh Market Muscadine and Muscadine Wine Producers

Emma Volk, Research Technician, Small Fruits Research and Extension Group, NC State University.Mark Hoffmann, Small Fruits Extension Specialist, Department of Horticultural Science, NC State University. The muscadine industry in North Carolina is highly diverse and can be generally split into two large areas: commercial processing (wine production) and fresh-market sales….
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Muscadine Chores – Fall 2019

Compiled by Mark Hoffmann, NC State University The main muscadine chores for the rest of the year 2019 are: finish harvest, soil testing, scouting for damages, disease control, prepare pruning. OCTOBER 2019 Harvest: We had a year with exceptional high yields, and some varieties were producing for a longer period…
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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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