Control of grape root borer

Project Overview

Project Type: Farmer
Funds awarded in 2008: $3,182.00
Projected End Date: 12/31/2009
Region: Northeast
State: Pennsylvania
Project Leader:
R. Martin Keen
Landey Vineyards


  • Fruits: grapes


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

    Proposal summary:

    This project, the sixth in a series, continues to explore the sustainable control of this pest specific to vineyards in the eastern U.S. In this phase, mating disruption will be tested to see where it fits into the research results compiled over past years, which indicates that pheromone trap color and style can have an effect on how well the trap works. The overarching goal is to see if a sufficient number of traps results in mating disruption that allows for control of this difficult pest. Outreach will be through grower meetings, proceedings and publications, and through presentations as conferences and professional gatherings.

    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.