Identification of viticultural pest & disease problems

Development of bunch rots is favoured by:

  • Cool or warm temperatures
  • High humidity
  • Long periods of free moisture on berries
  • Large canopies
  • Heavy cropping
  • Excessive shading reduces light levels and temperature in the bunch zone

Factors that reduce Bunch Rots

  • Shoot & leaf plucking
  • Exposure of the fruit zone
  • Careful watering
  • Minimising damage from equipment, raising fruiting wires, LBAM
  • Earlier ripening

Agpath P/L is registered with DPI, Victoria to receive soil and grapevine material from Phylloxera Infested Zones as nominated on the Phylloxera & Grape Industry Board of South Australia website