Tuesday, March 6, 2012

European Grapevine Moth Update Information

We are still in the final phase of solidifying our agreements for the disbursement of the EGVM pheromones for mating disruption for all growers in the treatment area in Napa County.  In the meantime you can pre-order your material from your dealer so they can be ready to deliver these to you as soon as they are released.  Growers with one acre or less should contact me or the Agricultural Commissioners office directly so we can make arrangements to get the material to you. 

Due to their remote location and lack of moth finds last season, there is a possibility that growers in Pope Valley and Chiles Valley may be deregulated at the end of this season.  If this is approved, it will mean that growers in those areas will not be able to use Isomate pheromones for mating disruption this season and the trapping density will be increased to 100 traps per sq. mile in those areas.  So if you are a grower in those areas please hold off putting up the pheromones until further notice.

Martin Mochizuki
Napa County EGVM Grower Liaison
707-252-9218 fax

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