Friday, January 29, 2010

Weevils - look out in Kuitpo vineyards



Garden Weevils are being found in Kuitpo. They are being found in canopies and bunches.

Adult weevils emerge from the soil in mid to late October and are most numerous between November and December. Many adults survive until April with some being present through winter. Adult garden weevils attack foliage, buds and fruit. Grapes can be scarred, while leaves usually have distinctive round holes and ragged edges. Adult weevils can weaken grape bunches by ringbarking the stalk – so look out for bunch damage in the coming weeks.

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