DEVELOPING VINEYARD REFUGIA FOR BENEFICIAL INSECTS AND SUSTAINABLE PEST MANAGEMENT IN WASHINGTON STATE, USA
Western SARE Progress Report 2012, click here to access.
Reports on 2011 research now available, click here to access.
Vineyard Beauty with Benefits is a five year research and extension project planned for Washington viticulture which has the aim of restoring native sage-steppe habitat in, around or near vineyards, along with benefits (beneficial insects) and beauty (butterflies). The project will address the Washington wine grape industry priorities of reducing synthetic chemical inputs, improving the sustainability of integrated pest management and increasing the use of sustainable farming practices that protect the environment and community as a whole. Check back often to follow our progress over the coming seasons.
Supported with funding from Western Sustainable Agriculture and Research (WSARE), Northwest Center for Small Fruits Research (NCSFR) and the Washington Association of Wine Grape Growers (WAC).