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Integrated pest management of grapes

  • The integration of various control strategies can be effectively manage the pest faunal complex of grapes

Cultural

  • Removal of bark of the vine after pruning results in reducing the flea beetle adult population by way of disturbing their ovipositional sites
  • Light trap should also be used to trap adult chafers to minimize foliar damage

Biological

  • Release of coccinellid predator like Crytolaemus montrouzieri is effective for reducing meal bug colonies in vineyards

Chemical

  • Spray of monocrotophos (0.05%) at 10 days interval during vegetative growth and flowering keeps the pest faunal complex under check


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