Vineyard Scouting

This page will guide you through links that describe key vineyard insects, diseases and weeds. The first step is identifying the pests, and then using scouting methods that help you determine if and when control measures are needed. Finally, recommendations for control of vinyard pests are also provided.

For management recommendations, see the New England Small Fruit Pest Management Guide or the New York and Pennsylvania Pest Management Guidelines for Grapes.

To check pesticide labels, go to Crop Data Management Systams (CDMS).

Currently, the fact sheet links provided for grape diseases and insects are from Michigan State University's Integrated Vineyard Management site. If further diagnostic work is needed, samples may be sent to the UMass Diagnostic and Insect Identification Lab.

For fact sheets for individual diseases pests and weeds, go to:

Key Diseases: (alphabetically)

Key Insect Pests: (alphabetically)

Weeds: (by category)

Accurate weed identification is the first step in effective weed management. For some geat pictures of weeds listed below, you can download the pdf of the New England Vegetable Management Guide Pest Identification Supplement at the New England Vegetable Management Guide website.

Perennials: (alphabetically)

  • Canada thistle
  • clovers
  • curly dock
  • dandelion
  • goldenrod
  • quackgrass
  • red sorrel
  • yellow nutsedge

Annual Grasses: (alphabetically)

  • barnyardgrass
  • fall panicum
  • large crabgrass
  • oats or rye

Annual Broadleaves: (alphabetically)

  • bedstraw
  • carpetweed
  • common chickweed
  • common lambsquarters
  • common purslane
  • galinsoga
  • horseweed
  • shepherd's purse
  • yellow wood sorrel