Pests posing as guests A.K.A: Rose Chafer beetles

These varmints showed up about a month before harvest. In the last two weeks, they began to eat at the canopy of the vines. The preferred method of eradication was placing a pheromone trap to lure the beetles away from the vines. This was done within the last week before harvest as shipping for the trap took longer than expected.

Grapes, Beetle, Rose Chafer, Vineyard Pest

  • These little pests arrived in early July.
  • Some skeletonization of leafs in late July.
  • Sprayed with neem oil and orange oil with little effect.
  • Placed pheromone traps in last week of July.

Assyrtiko variety

Assyrtiko grapevine in Arizona soil
This is the first Assyrtiko variety planted in Arizona.  May 30, 2012.  Propagated and certified virus free by Foundation Plant Services, UC Davis.