Using NEWA Resources in a Vineyard IPM Strategy
Tim Weigle, Team Leader, Statewide Grape IPM Specialist
Lake Erie Regional Grape Program
March 7, 2013
Historically, control practices for vineyard pests in the eastern United States were made based on the calendar or on a growth stage such as bud break, bloom or verasion using materials with a broad spectrum of activity. This was a fairly straightforward approach to pest management, and for many years this type of spray program was very effective. However, as the nation became more conscious of pesticide use, the Food Quality Protection Act (FQPA) was introduced, and broad spectrum pesticides were either restricted in their usage, grapes were removed from the label, or were banned completely. In the recent past, we have seen more choices in fungicides and insecticides come on the market, but the trend is now toward less toxic and narrower spectrum pesticides.
Using NEWA Resources in a Vineyard IPM Strategy (pdf; 368KB)
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