Vine mealybug (VMB) is found in California vineyards. VMB is found year long, in different parts of the vine. Vine mealybug control can take place by using a variety of pest control practices and techniques.
The Vine Mealybug (Planococcus ficus) is found in winegrowing regions around California.This pest can multiply rapidly over the course of the growing season causing catastrophic damage to fruit. As the Vine Mealybug (VMB) is found on different parts of the vine at different times of year, a variety of pest control practices need to be employed. Willy Cunha (Sunview Shandon) and Bart Haycraft (Jackson Family Wines - Los Alamos) share their strategies for controlling this pest.
Dr. Kari Arnold talks about Grapevine Leaf Roll-associated Virus 3, its vector the vine mealybug, and how growers can manage the spread of viruses both within and between vineyards.
This chart shows the relative impacts on beneficial insects of 36 common insecticides.
This podcast is an excerpt of the talk Dr. Kent Daane delivered at the 2017 Sustainable Ag Expo on which insecticides are best for controlling mealybug.
Greg Pennyroyal discusses the appearance of vine mealybug in the Temecula Valley, Integrated Pest Management (IPM), and how the community came together to monitor and manage this pest.
Two growers share strategies for managing Vine Mealybug in organic and sustainable vineyards.