Fighting the Vine Moth without Insecticides

One of our aims is to reduce the use of antiparasitics and, particularly, insecticides. For several years now, we have tried to fight the vine moth, a grape pest in European vineyards, using only Bacillus Thuringiensis. Bacillus Thuringiensis is a sporogenous bacteria that is sprayed on the vines and, when ingested by the insect, releases toxins within its body. As you can imagine this is not an easy fight because the effect of the Bacillus is much milder than that of an insecticide and, as you can see in the photo, some larvae survived.

07.20.15 Post - Vine Moth Larvae

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