Pest Management in Grapes in Home Fruit Plantings

Herbicides currently registered for use in commercial vineyards are not recommended for home gardeners.
Pest Management in Grapes in Home Fruit Plantings - Articles

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Physical control of weeds under the trellis by mowing, cultivation, hand hoeing, and pulling is suggested. Growth in row middles should be controlled by mowing.

Insect and Disease Control Suggestions

  • Use varieties and rootstocks resistant to root louse (Phylloxera).
  • Prune to keep the vines vigorous.
  • Prune off and dispose of all dead, diseased, and broken parts.
  • Rake the soil clean under the vine and remove old and shriveled fruit from the vine before spring growth starts.
  • Identify insects and diseases accurately.
  • Spray when necessary. Table 6.5 and Table 6.6 provide information about the use of pesticides on grapes.