Alternative control methods for grape leafhopper, part II.

Project Overview

Project Type: Farmer
Funds awarded in 2000: $1,200.00
Projected End Date: 12/31/2000
Matching Non-Federal Funds: $1,225.00
Region: Northeast
State: New York
Project Leader:
Richard Figiel
Silver Thread Vineyard


  • Fruits: grapes


  • Pest Management: biological control, botanical pesticides

    Proposal summary:

    This is a continuation of FNE99-242, in which the applicant used insecticidal soap, botanical insecticides, and lacewing predators to discourage the grape leafhopper. This project uses the outcomes of the first phase and will include adjusted rates and timing of the soap and botanical spray and the release of a different predator insect that has shown promise in laboratory trials.

    Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the U.S. Department of Agriculture or SARE.