Some good news: North Coast growers winning fight against grapevine moth

on 04/10/10 at 8:38 pm


Pesticide treatments and new rules for transporting wine grapes have struck a significant blow against the European grapevine moth this season, keeping it from spreading in the North Bay and vicinity, farm officials said.

More than 100,000 moths were trapped earlier this year in Napa County, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. But the numbers there have dropped from 66,000 moths trapped in April to only 113 taken in August.

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