Insect damage to buds and shoots - UPDATE 28/10/2010
Some supected weevil damage has been seen in McLaren Vale this week. These pictures were taken this week in Willunga - we think they are caused by Curculio Weevil. These weevils are active at night and difficult to monitor for during the day.
Curculio Weevil are also a major pest of Olive trees.
Look for buds that have been hollowed out as shown. In the Adelaide Hills look out for Garden Weevil which can also be very destructive. Monitor now for signs of insect damage.
Also be on the lookout for snails and earwigs, which are both currently active in vineyards at this stage. If you are seeing insect damage please contact us to determine if you have a significant problem and to look at what options you have.