Control of grape root borer

Project Overview

Project Type: Farmer
Funds awarded in 2005: $2,892.00
Projected End Date: 12/31/2006
Region: Northeast
State: Pennsylvania
Project Leader:
R. Martin Keen
Landey Vineyards


  • Fruits: grapes


  • Education and Training: extension, farmer to farmer, on-farm/ranch research, participatory research
  • Pest Management: field monitoring/scouting, integrated pest management, mating disruption, traps
  • Sustainable Communities: sustainability measures

    Proposal summary:

    Grape root borer is an insect pest native to the Eastern U.S. that can significantly damage or kill mature grape vines. This project continues two previous SARE grants, and will investigate using a high number of pheromone traps to cause mating disruption, thereby acting as a control measure. The project will also use pheromone traps to conduct a survey of vineyards in other mid-Atlantic states to determine the extent of grape root borer infestation. Outreach will be through presentations and publications.

    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.