Canadian researchers have produced a new resource for grape growers to help reduce viticultural pests using environmentally sustainable practices.
The Guide to the Key Arthropods of Vineyards of Eastern Canada examines both insect and mite pests, and beneficial species found in vineyards of Eastern Canada, and how to optimally manage both. The authors are: Jacques Lasnier, Wendy McFadden-Smith, Debra Moreau, Patrice Bouchard and Charles Vincent.
This comprehensive 114-page guide, available as a free download in English and French, is created in a field-sized format to help growers identify the pests in their vineyards and make informed decisions about how to best protect their grapes. Better understanding the numerous beneficial insects present in the vineyard will enable sustainable production and reduce reliance on chemicals.
Click here to download the guide.
The Canadian wine industry contributes $9 billion each year to the Canadian economy through its impact on agriculture and tourism.
Source: Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (Pest Management Centre), May 13, 2019 news release