Kentucky was the 3rd largest grape and wine producing state in the country before prohibition.  In recent years the grape and wine industry in Kentucky has rebounded tremendously.  As of April 2010, Kentucky has 113 grape producers that are growing 583 acres of grapes.  There are more than 60 small farm wineries in the state (source: Kentucky Department of Agriculture).  The rising importance of the grape and wine industry in Kentucky highlights the need for a survey focused on pests in this system.

We plan to survey 10-12 vineyards across Kentucky, depending on funding.  We will have a trapping program designed to target seven moth pests:  Silver-Y Moth, Egyptian Cotton Leafworm, False Codling Moth, Light Brown Apple Moth, European Grape Berry Moth, Cotton Cutworm, and European Grapevine Moth.  The traps will be in the vineyards from April to September/October depending on the pest.


Light Brown Apple Moth

Light Brown Apple Moth


 Egyptian Cotton Leafworm  

 Egyptian Cotton Leafworm


Summer Fruit Tortrix

Summer Fruit Tortrix


Silver Y Moth 

Silver Y Moth


False Codling Moth

False Codling Moth


European Grapevine Moth

European Grapevine Moth