Use these guidelines for a monitoring-based IPM program to effectively manage pests, while reducing the risks of pesticides on the environment and human health.
When a pesticide application is considered, review the Pesticide Application Checklist for information on how to minimize the risks of pesticide use to water and air quality. Water quality can be impaired when pesticides drift into waterways or when they move off-site. Air quality can be impaired when pesticide applications release volatile organic compounds (VOCs) into the atmosphere.
This year-round IPM program has a separate version for the major pests of table grapes production and wine and raisin grapes production in California. Details on carrying out each practice and information on additional pests can be found in the Pest Management Guidelines: Grape. Color photo identification sheets and examples of monitoring forms can be found at the forms and photo identification pages.
For information about production practices beyond the scope of pest management, refer to the following manuals: