- 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 can do significant damage by feeding on the roots of grape plants. Currently the only control method involves using a restricted-use pesticide. This project continues previous SARE farmer grants to determine if mating disruption with pheromone traps is possible for a control method. Outreach will be through presentations, publications, newsletters, and field days.