Control of grape root borer

Project Overview

Project Type: Farmer
Funds awarded in 2006: $2,589.00
Projected End Date: 12/31/2007
Region: Northeast
State: Pennsylvania
Project Leader:
R. Martin Keen
Landey Vineyards


  • Fruits: grapes


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

    Proposal summary:

    The grape root borer is an insect pest native to the eastern U.S. that feeds on grape roots, causing significant damage. This project continues a previous study to investigate the feasibility of using pheromone traps for mating disruption, reducing or eliminating the need for pesticides. Outreach will be through presentations, articles, and field days.

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