An Initial Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Strategy for New Cold Climate Winegrape Growers



An Initial Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Strategy for New Cold Climate Winegrape Growers


Terence Bradshaw & Lorraine P. Berkett


A fact sheet outlining considerations in developing an IPM program for new cold-climate grape growers.

Learning goals for the item

1. Understand the concepts behind IPM. 2. Know the basic resources to consult for developing an IPM program. 3. Understand key management periods for important diseases and insects of cold-climate grapes in the eastern U.S. 4. Consider basic concepts of pesticide safety.

Appropriate audience

Growers of cold-climate, hybrid grapes (V. riparia and other disease-resistant cultivars) in the northern and northeastern U.S.



A list of references (key references - cited or suggested)

Hazelrigg, A., Bradshaw, T.L., Berkett, L.P., Maia, G. and Kingsley-Richards, S.L. 2016. Disease susceptibility of cold-climate grapes in Vermont, U.S.A.I International Symposium on Beverage Crops. Cairns, AU. Nov 2016. Berkett, L., Bradshaw, T., Kingsley-Richards, S. and Griffith, M. 2014. Disease evaluation of selected cold climate wine grape cultivars in vermont, USA. IOBC-WPRS Bulletin 10529-33. Weigle, T. and Muza, A. 2016. New York and Pennsylvania pest management guidelines for grapes. Cornell University, Ithaca, NY.

A list of credits (if appropriate)

Terence Bradshaw & Lorraine P. Berkett, authors. Wayne Wilcox, supporting contributor.

Keywords (separate keywords or phrases with a comma)

Vitis spp. hybrids, V. riparia, disease management, critical period

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Review Summary

This fact sheet explains Integrated pest management (IPM) as a sustainable approach to managing pests. It discusses the steps a grower should take to implement an IPM program.  URLs to additional references are imbedded throughout the publication to provide additional information. Disease management is covered in one section, with references to fact sheets about specific diseases of grapes. Insect management is broadly addressed with fact sheet links for common insect pests of grapes. A spray schedule is included in the form of a table. Pesticide safety is addressed.

This is a good usable extension publication. It will help growers and non-commercial growers organize their IPM approach to solving specific production problems.  The authors did a good job of summarizing information in a clientele user-friendly format.  The publication is a little wordy and could benefit from some editing; however, it does a good job of hitting the main points.  The table of recommended controls summarizes efficacy and resistance. The sample spray schedule will be helpful to new growers. Online references to additional fact sheets and organic references are included.

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