The Use of Corn Gluten Meal for Weed Control In Vineyards

Project Overview

Project Type: Farmer
Funds awarded in 2001: $792.00
Projected End Date: 12/31/2002
Region: Northeast
State: Pennsylvania
Project Leader:

Annual Reports


  • Agronomic: corn
  • Fruits: grapes


  • Crop Production: application rate management
  • Education and Training: display, extension, farmer to farmer, on-farm/ranch research
  • Pest Management: botanical pesticides, cultural control, prevention

    Proposal summary:

    Previous work with corn gluten meal indicates that it can inhibit the germination of a variety of seeds without affecting plants with an established root system. The farmer will test the corn gluten meal in his organic vineyard for its weed control properties, and also monitor the effect on vines, berry weight, and the survival and growth of new vines as compared to controls.

    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.