Grape vine leafs - Knowledgebase Question

Question by jsmplimit
June 18, 2009
I have a beautiful arbor 8'X10'with grape vines. The top has finally filled in to create a canopy feel. I have now noticed that the leaves are being eaten away by very small caterpillars or something like that and have used a few organic sprays and nothing has worked. Any suggestions???

Answer from NGA
June 18, 2009


You can usually treat with Bt (Dipel, Thuricide) to control caterpillars. If that is not working, you'll want to capture a few of the pests and take them to your cooperative extension office or well staffed nursery for identification. Once you know what you're dealing with, you'll be able to design a control strategy. Best wishes with your grapevines.

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