- 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
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.