- 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
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.