Grapes are produced in Ontario under diverse soil and climatic conditions. The goal is producing a high quality crop using sustainable production techniques, including a pest management system. Integrated Pest Management (IPM) has been used in Ontario grape vineyards since 1978, and is a dynamic and evolving process. There are many pests to watch for but not all show up every year or in every vineyard. A good scout can make a significant contribution to the grower, by detecting problems early, by taking time to send samples to confirm disease diagnosis, and by keeping up to date on current problems in the region.
To begin your GRAPE ipm training, select from the menu on the left.