Grape Flea Beetle Likes Cool Springs
May 5, 2013
Dr. Dean Volenberg’s Vineyard IPM Scouting Report is back for 2013! During the growing season, Dr. Volenberg of the University of Wisconsin Extension in Door County puts out a weekly newsletter covering just about everything that can happen to a vine or a grape in the Midwest.
This week he explains why your should be on the lookout for grape flea beetles. The cold spring has created conditions that favor these vineyard pests.
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Mark Ganchiff is the publisher of Midwest Wine Press, the leading source of news on the growing wine industry in the central United States. Mark has been a wine judge at the 2012 and 2014 INDY International Wine Competition, the 2014 Cold Climate Wine Competition, the 2013 Mid-American Wine Competition, the 2012 Illinois State Fair Wine Competition and the 2013 Michigan Wine Competition. He also enjoys speaking at wine events including the Cold Climate Wine Conference, the Illinois Grape Growers and Vintners Association Annual Meeting, the Midwest Grape and Wine Conference and the Wisconsin Fruit and Vegetable Conference. Mark's articles about regional wine have appeared in Vineyard & Winery Management, WineMaker and several regional magazines.
Mark is a Level One Sommelier in the Court of Master Sommeliers. He lives in Louisville, but also has a residence in Chicago.
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