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Muscadines

Muscadine Management and IPM Guides:

Mechanical Muscadine Harvest in North Carolina (photo: Mark Hoffmann)

2019 Southeast Regional Bunch Grape Integrated Management Guide (pdf)

A product of the Southern Region Small Fruit Consortium (www.smallfruits.org). Recommendations are based on information from the
manufacturer’s label and performance data from research and extension field tests. Because environmental conditions and grower
application methods vary widely, suggested use does not imply that performance of the pesticide will always conform to the safety and
pest control standards indicated by experimental data.

2019 Southeast Regional Muscadine Grape Integrated Management Guide (pdf)

A product of the Southern Region Small Fruit Consortium (www.smallfruits.org). Recommendations are based on information from the manufacturer’s label and performance data from research and extension field tests. Because environmental conditions and grower application methods vary widely, suggested use does not imply that performance of the pesticide will always conform to the safety and pest control standards indicated by experimental data.

2019 North Carolina Agricultural Chemicals Manual

The North Carolina Agricultural Chemicals Manual provides extension specialists and agents, researchers, and professionals in the agriculture industry with information on the selection, application, and safe and proper use of agricultural chemicals. The manual is revised annually offering a wealth of up-to-date and reliable information covering pesticides, fertilizers, application equipment, specimen identification, growth regulators, and the control of insects, diseases, weeds, and animals.

University of Florida IFAS Extension: The Muscadine Grape

A guide on the cultivars, recommended cultivars for fresh market, propagation, planting, vineyard design, training, pruning, irrigation, fertilization, weed control, insect control, other animal pests, diseases, and harvesting for muscadine grapes. 

University of Missouri: Overview of Muscadine Production

A guide on the growing regions, training, trellising, and pests for muscadine grapes. Additionally the guide provides a list of recommended resources. 

University of Georgia Extension Home Garden Muscadines

A guide on the needed materials, planting of the vines, trellis construction, vine development, fertilization, and insect and diseases for muscadine grapes.

Ison’s Nursery How to Fertilize Mature Muscadine Vines (video)

Greg Ison from Ison’s Nursery & Vineyard demonstrates how to fertilize mature muscadine vines. This is an important step in establishing your vineyard. Ison’s Nursery & Vineyard is the largest and oldest grower of muscadine vines in the country.

Ison’s Nursery How to Fertilize Young Muscadine Vines (video)

Greg Ison from Ison’s Nursery & Vineyard demonstrates how to fertilize young muscadine vines. This is an important step in establishing your vineyard. Ison’s Nursery & Vineyard is the largest and oldest grower of muscadine vines in the country.

NC State Extension: Do It Yourself – Grape Root Borer Monitoring

A step by step guideline on the monitoring and management of root borer in muscadine and vinifera grapes.

Southern Region IPM Center Virginia Tech, North Carolina State University Pest Management Workshop Strategies

Disease Identification and Management:

Muscadines grapes affected by Ripe Rot (photo: Mark Hoffmann)

Mississippi Grape Growers: Muscadine Grape Diseases and Their Control (pdf)

A guide on various diseases that affect muscadine grapes including bitter rot, ripe rot, black rot, macrophoma, powdery mildew, and angular leafspot. The guide provides figures of each disease as well as fungicide trials.

NC State Extension: Muscadine Dieseases (pdf)

A powerpoint presentation that provides images, descriptions, and management strategies for muscadine grape diseases.

Oklahoma State University: Macrophoma Rot of Grapes

A guide on the cultural management, chemical management, and causes of Marophoma rot in grapes. The guide also provides a list of additional resources.

NC State University: Histopathology of Ripe Rot Caused by Colletotrichum Gloeosporioides on Muscadine Grape (pdf)

A research paper on ripe rot on attached fruit of muscadine grapes.

Freeze/Frost Damage:

NC Extension: Muscadine Freeze Damage

A list of resources on freeze damage in muscadine grapes.

Ison’s Nursery and Vineyards: Cold Weather and Muscadine Vines

A guide on management tips for cold damage for muscadine grapes.

Insect/Pest Management:

“Green Stink Bug” by Photo Munki is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0

Muscadine Grape Pest Problems

A news article on reduced-risk pesticide, scouting, and trapping for pest management of muscadine grapes.

University of Georgia: Control Green June Beetle Grubs Now

A new article on symptoms and management of June beetles in muscadines.

Acknowledgement:

This list was developed by Rania Hassan and Mark Hoffmann