Submitted to: Meeting Abstract
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: 7/3/2009
Publication Date: N/A
Citation: N/A Interpretive Summary:
Technical Abstract: Grape root borer (GRB) is an important pest of grapes in the Eastern U.S. The larvae feed on grape roots, reducing vine vigor and increasing susceptibility to pathogens and drought. A study was conducted in 3 vineyards to test whether infestations could be identified using acoustic methods. Sounds were detected where a larva was recovered, and we are conducting analyses to distinguish GRB sounds from signals by other insects.