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Grape - Spring Content


FIFRA 2(ee) Recommendations Available for Grape Rootworm Insecticides in NY

Tim Weigle, Team Leader, Statewide Grape IPM Specialist
Lake Erie Regional Grape Program

January 29, 2015

In conjunction with Greg Loeb, Professor, Department of Entomology, NYSAES, two replicated spray trials using 4 insecticides currently registered for use on grapes in New York State (Admire Pro, Danitol 2.4 EC, Leverage 360 and Sniper) were conducted by NYS IPM Program and LERGP staff in grower vineyards in the Lake Erie region. The materials in these trials were chosen in part due to their mode of action being different from the material currently labeled for grape rootworm. This helps to ensure that materials will be available for use in a resistance management program, with the result being all the materials being effective against the pest for a much longer time.

All four materials used in the spray trials were found to be effective against grape rootworm. Armed with this information, Dr. Loeb applied for, and was granted, a FIFRA2 (ee) for each of the 4 insecticides tested. The FIFRA 2(ee) recommendation allows grape growers to use a material against an unlabeled pest (in this case, grape rootworm) in NY vineyards. The FIFRA 2 (ee) recommendations will provide access to materials needed to effectively manage this pest for years to come, by implementing a resistance management strategy of rotating effective materials with different modes of action.

The FIFRA 2(ee) recommendation must be in the possession of the user at the time of application. A copy of the FIFRA 2(ee) recommendation for Admire Pro Systemic Protectant, Danitol 2.4 EC Spray, Leverage 360 Insecticide and Sniper can be obtained from the LERGP offices at CLEREL or on the LERGP website.

FIFRA 2(ee) - Leverage (pdf; 58KB)

FIFRA 2 (ee)- Admire Pro (pdf; 58KB)

FIFRA 2(ee)- Danitol (pdf; 58KB)

FIFRA 2(ee) - Sniper (pdf; 59KB)

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Upcoming Events

Tailgate Meeting

Event Offers DEC Credits

April 30, 2019
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Geneva, NY

Our first tailgate meeting of 2019 will take place at Three Brothers Wineries and Estates on Seneca Lake.
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2019 Finger Lakes Spring Grape IPM Meeting

Event Offers DEC Credits

May 15, 2019
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Hammondsport, NY

Come hear updates on weed and disease management, spotted lanternfly, managing fruit fly populations for sour rot, and more. Be sure to stay and enjoy dinner and social time with your fellow growers afterwards.

This year's meeting will be held at the Doyle Vineyard Management farm in Hammondsport, NY on Wednesday, May 15, 2019 from 4:30 - 6:00 PM. Dinner will be provided, so registration is required. There is no charge for 2019 FLGP enrollees.
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Katie Gold Named New Grape Pathologist

Katie Gold has been named as the new assistant professor of Grape Disease Ecology and Epidemiology at Cornell AgriTech in Geneva. Katie is currently completing her Ph.D. at the University of Wisconsin - Madison. Upon completion of her Ph.D., she will conduct postdoctoral research at the NASA Jet Propulsion Lab (JPL) in California from August 2019 through January 2020. While at JPL, Katie will gain experience with the latest hardware and software for remote imaging with future application to digital agriculture and grape production. She will begin her tenure-track assistant professor position on February 1, 2020 with responsibilities that are 60% research and 40% extension.

Her research and extension seminars were on the topics of "Hyperspectral systems for pre-symptomatic potato disease detection" and "Agricultural sensors in Grape IPM", highlighting some of the tools and approaches that she will bring to the position. Katie is already setting up collaborations for her grape work in New York and plans to attend the American Society for Enology and Viticulture - Eastern Section Meeting in Geneva this July.