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Spraying Grape Vines

Spraying is important to the survival of your plants. To handle potential diseases and pests, reference the guidelines below to know what you should spray, and when you should use it.

NOTE: This is part 9 in a series of 11 articles. For a complete background on how to grow grape vines, we recommend starting from the beginning.

Before you begin, read and follow all instructions on labels.

General Maintenance

Spray every 14 days with Bonide® Fruit Tree Spray as a preventative measure. No more than 2 applications per year. Do not use more than 2 quarts of spray suspension per 100 square feet of grape vine. Cease spraying 7 days before harvest. (Not for use in California.)

Natural Control

  • Serenade® Garden Disease Control for anthracnose, leaf spot, powdery mildew, downey mildew, black rot and more.

When To Spray

Dormancy (late winter/early spring before leaves emerge)

  • Bonide® All-Seasons® Horticultural and Dormant Spray Oil for plume moth, scale insects and mealybugs.

During New Growth

  • Bonide® Copper Fungicide Spray or Dust for black rot, downy mildew and anthracnose.

Before Bloom

  • Bonide® Captan Fruit & Ornamental for black rot and downy mildew.

At the First Sign of:

  • Bonide® Insecticidal Soap for mealybugs, leafhoppers, scale insects, thrips and mites.
  • Bonide® Captain Jack’s™ Deadbug Brew for leafrollers, thrips and worms (berry moth).
  • Bonide® Fruit Tree Spray for flea beetles, Japanese beetles, grape leaf skeletonizers, grape berry moth, spider mites, mealybugs, leafhoppers, black rot, downy mildew and botrytis rot.
  • Bonide® Thuricide® Bacillus Thuringiensis (BT) for grape leaf roller and omnivorous leaf roller.
  • GardenTech® Sevin® Concentrate Bug Killer for scale, Japanese beetles, mites, western grapeleaf skeletonizer, cutworms, leafrollers, grape berry moth, borers, leafhoppers and more.
  • Bonide® Citrus, Fruit & Nut Orchard Spray for scale, powdery mildew, leafhoppers, mealybugs, thrips, mites and leaf spot.
  • Bayer Advanced™ Complete Insect Killer for scale, leafrollers, leafhoppers, mealybugs, cutworms, western grapeleaf skeletonizer, orange tortrix, grape berry moth, borers and Japanese beetle.
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