November 2012 Issue of Wines & Vines

Tracking Grape Berry Moth in the South

Texas adapts prevention methods and pesticide treatments used in the north and east

by Fritz Westover
The rapid expansion of the Texas wine and grape industry has brought with it an ever-increasing list of pest and disease pressures as vineyard production is pushed into newer areas of the state. One pest, the grape berry moth (Paralobesia viteana), has been identified in much of the state of Texas—including the central Texas Hill Country, the eastern, northeastern and Gulf Coast regions of t…

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