Light Brown Apple Moth Egyptian Cotton Leafworm Summer Fruit Tortrix
grape commodity survey
Kentucky was the 3rd largest grape and wine producing state in the country before prohibition. In recent years the grape and wine industry in Kentucky has rebounded tremendously. As of April 2010, Kentucky has 113 grape producers that are growing 583 acres of grapes. There are more than 60 small farm wineries in the state (source: Kentucky Department of Agriculture). The rising importance of the grape and wine industry in Kentucky highlights the need for a survey focused on pests in this system.
We will survey 10-12 vineyards across Kentucky. We will have a trapping program designed to target six moth pests: Silver-Y Moth, Egyptian Cotton Leafworm, False Codling Moth, Light Brown Apple Moth, Summer Fruit Tortrix, and European Grapevine Moth. The traps will be in the vineyards from April to September/October depending on the pest.
Silver Y Moth False Codling Moth European Grapevine Moth