NYS IPM Program Mission: The New York State Integrated Pest Management Program develops sustainable ways to manage pests and helps people to use methods that minimize environmental, health and economic risks.
Spotted Lanternfly Found in Ithaca
Hans Walter-Peterson, Team Leader, Viticulture Extension Specialist
Finger Lakes Grape Program
Spotted lanternly (SLF) adults and egg masses were found in Ithaca recently. While a few lone adults have been found in the area before, this is the first confirmed case of egg masses being found in the Finger Lakes. The proximity of this population to the region's vineyards makes this find even more concerning. While SLF is not active during the dormant season, there are some things growers can do this winter (2020-21) in response to this find. Read the article and attached .pdf for more information.
Managing Sour Rot in 2019: Fruit Fly Management Program
Managing fruit fly populations has been shown to be a critical component of sour rot control in grapes. This article discusses the importance of resistance management when developing an IPM strategy for fruit fly control, and reviews the materials approved for use in grapes for fruit fly control.
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