Sep 8, 2017Washington state conducts pest survey for grapes
The Washington State Department of Agriculture is looking for participants for their Vineyard Survey. These commodity-based surveys help provide early detection of exotic and invasive plant pests and diseases.
This year WSDA is looking for grape pests and diseases, specifically: Light brown apple moth, European grapevine moth, European grape berry moth, Summer fruit tortrix, Grape phylloxera, Australian grapevine yellows, Flavescence doree, Rotbrenner/Red fire disease and Pierce’s disease. Again, this testing does not mean that these diseases are present in Washington – it is simply a survey to stay ahead of the establishment of potential invasive plant pests and diseases.
For volunteers, all trapping supplies, leaf sampling and results will be free, and they will be notified if anything is found in their vineyard.
To volunteer, just out a questionnaire by clicking here.
Participants will be contacted directly by the WSDA to arrange for the first trapping visit to the property