Tag: pest management

When Beetles Attack: X. arvicola in the Vineyards of La Rioja, Spain

Photo By Gilles San Martin from Namur, Belgium (Xylotrechus arvicola) [CC-BY-SA-2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

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Some Don’t Like It Hot: Using Heat to Reduce the Spread of Phylloxera into Non-Infested Vineyards in Australia

Photo from the Pests and Diseases Image Library:
http://old.padil.gov.au/pbt/files/uall/GP_lifecycle_from_Granett_et_al_2001_paper.jpg

Phylloxera (Daktulosphaira vitifoliae Fitch) is one of the most destructive pests for grape vines.  Historically, it has wreaked havoc on vineyards around the globe, and nearly wiped out the entire grape and wine industry in Europe (and many other parts…