Pacific Northwest extension specialists recently released a new field guide for vineyardists that provides information about general vineyard management and trouble-shooting problems from a systems-wide, integrated pest management (IPM) approach. The guide, Integrated Pest Management in Pacific Northwest Vineyards (PNW644), is available through Washington State University Extension.
The 120-page publication includes 240 full-color photographs illustrating the region’s most common pests, diseases, weeds, and abiotic stresses and disorders, along with detailed descriptions of recommended monitoring and management methods for vineyards. The manual represents the collaboration and writing of two dozen specialists from Washington, Oregon, and Idaho’s leading universities, related industries and the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Production of the manual was made possible by funding from the Western IPM Center and the Washington Wine Industry Foundation.
A limited number of free copies will be available for participants at various Washington State University Viticulture Extension events throughout the year. Copies may also be purchased for $30 by searching for PNW644 at the WSU Extension online store at: https://pubs.wsu.edu/ .