Vineyard IPM in a Changing World: Adapting to New Pests, Tactics, and Challenges

  • Rufus Isaacs
  • Charles Vincent
  • Noubar J. Bostanian


As the chapters throughout this book demonstrate, the 7.5 million ha of vineyards around the globe (FAO 2009) are home to dynamic communities of insects and mites that require active management to prevent economic levels of injury to vines. Some pests cause indirect damage to the vines, attacking leaves and roots, whereas others infest berry clusters, causing direct infestation or reduced production of the harvested part of this crop. In some cases, arthropods are pests because they act as vectors of plant diseases. Other insects are natural enemies, but the relative importance of these arthropods varies with the location, type of grapes grown, and the management approach taken.


Natural Enemy Pest Management Integrate Pest Management Mating Disruption Integrate Pest Management Program 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Rufus Isaacs
    • 1
  • Charles Vincent
    • 2
  • Noubar J. Bostanian
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of EntomologyMichigan State UniversityEast LansingUSA
  2. 2.Horticultural Research and Development CentreAgriculture and Agri-Food CanadaSaint-Jean-sur-RichelieuCanada

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