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  1. Spotted Wing Drosophila - Wooster

    August 14,

    We have been trapping for the SWD insect this year since June in cherries, raspberries and grapes. This is the first detection of the vinegar fly this season in the Wooster area.
  2. Grape Berry Moth

    July 31,

    If you are scouting your vineyards be vigilant to look for the grape berry moth if you are near woods. The grape berry moth is also more prevalent on the outside of the vineyard near woods than on the inside of the vineyard.
  3. Disease ALERT: Downey Mildew

    July 5,

    I do not want to reinvent the wheel and I know that you know or should know that the past couple of weeks have been as ideal of conditions for disease development that we could have possibly ordered. I know we did not order these conditions but we must try to adapt to what is dealt in farming.
  4. Vineyard Updates

    June 28,

    It was a real pleasure to for the OSU/OARDC Wooster Campus to host the 3rd annual ANR Summer Meeting. Approximately 80 extension and master gardeners from all over the State of Ohio came to the Wooster Campus for a 2 day in service training.
  5. 2013 Ohio Grape Fungicide Spray Program

    June 6,

    Disease Note from Mike Ellis: We have lost a few fungicides from the market place and I have been getting several questions about them.