Chapter 24

Pesticides for Grapevines

(book excerpts)

There are many pesticides available for use in vineyards, all of which control specific pest and disease problems in growing grapevines. Pesticides include any substances used either to directly control pest populations or to prevent or reduce damage in the vineyard. Although many pesticides are designed to kill pests, some may only inhibit their growth, or simply attract or repel them. The most commonly applied pesticides are herbicides (to kill weeds), fungicides (to control fungi), and insecticides (to kill insects).

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Topics Within This Chapter:

  • Introduction to Pesticides for Grapevines
  • Pesticide Classification
  • Inorganic Pesticides
  • Organic Pesticides
  • Biological Pesticides (Biopesticides)
  • Herbicides
  • Methods of Application
  • Soil-applied
  • Foliar-applied
  • Time of Application
  • Preemergence
  • Postemergence
  • Mode of Action
  • Mobility
  • Contact Herbicides
  • Systemic Herbicides
  • Target Site
  • Selective Herbicides
  • Non-selective Herbicides
  • Fungicides
  • Mobility
  • Contact Fungicides
  • Systemic Fungicides
  • Mode of Action
  • Breadth of Activity
  • Single-site
  • Multi-site
  • General Function
  • Protectants
  • Curatives
  • Insecticides
  • Methods of Application
  • Contact
  • Systemic
  • Mode of Action
  • Breadth of Activity
  • Broad Spectrum
  • Target Specific
  • Strategies for Managing Pesticide Resistance
  • Adopting Integrated Pest Management Practices
  • Avoid Tank Mixes
  • Avoid Persistent Chemicals
  • Use Recommended Label Rates
  • Optimal Spray Coverage
  • Using Selective Pesticides
  • Use Different Modes of Action
  • Pesticide Formulations
  • Dry Formulations
  • Granular (G)
  • Wettable Powders (WP)
  • Soluble Powder (SP or WSP)
  • Water-dispersible Granules (WDG) or Dry Flowables (DF)
  • Water-soluble Packets (WSB or WSP)
  • Liquid Formulations
  • Liquid Flowables (L or F)
  • Emulsifiable Concentrate (EC or E)
  • Suspension Concentrate (SC)
  • Spray Adjuvants
  • Activator Adjuvants
  • Surfactants
  • Oils
  • Nitrogen-based Fertilizers
  • Special Purpose/Utility Adjuvants
  • Compatibility Agents
  • Buffering Agents
  • Conditioning Agents
  • Defoaming Agents
  • Deposition Agents
  • Extenders
  • Drift Control Agents
  • Thickeners
  • Government Regulation of Adjuvants
  • Pesticide Labels
  • Pesticide Labels
  • Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS)
  • Pesticide Laws and Regulations
  • Federal
  • Pesticide Registration
  • Licenses
  • Record Keeping
  • States
  • Pesticides' Influence on Wine Quality
  • References