Grape insect and mite management throughout the growing season

The following table was developed as a means of summarizing the information provided in OMAFRA Publication 360 - Guide to Fruit Production 2012-13, including new products for 2013. It highlights the periods during the growing season when specific insects/mites may be a problem and which insecticides are recommended at a particular growth stage.

The main purpose of this table is to give some idea of the insecticides that may be used throughout the season to manage specific insects present in your vineyard. However, this table is not meant as method of indicating compatibility of products in a spray mixture. You should read the label to determine whether an insecticide will cause injury (e.g. burning or discoloration) on a particular variety or under specific drying conditions and also whether specific tank mixes are not recommended. (See Table 6-5 Publication 360 as well as fungicide labels.). It is also important that you confirm that a particular insecticide is acceptable for use by your processor and follow their pre-harvest intervals for individual pesticides

How to use this table:

The table is broken down by growth stage and within each growth stage the diseases that may be present are listed.

  • Large bold + = registered use but not necessarily recommended for this timing
  • Large bold shaded cells = OMAF recommended use pattern for registered uses for products
  • Small + = collateral control; uses not registered but listed based on efficacy listed in various publications and reports from research trials
  • ? = not confirmed in grapes; + = suppression; ++ = moderate control; +++ excellent control

The products are grouped by insecticide family in the columns and products with the same shading belong to the same family. For example, Ambush, PermUP and Pounce all contain the same active ingredients; Admire, Assail and Clutch are all neonicotinoid insecticides. Products containing the same active ingredient are in one cell (eg. Ambush and Perm-Up).

For resistance management for grape berry moth, use the same chemical family for each generation then rotate to a different chemical family.

Pigure of insect and mite mangement table

Text version of table


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