Document Type

Weed and Insect Management

Publication Date



The grape root borer (GRB), Vitacea polistiformis (Harris), is the most damaging insect pest of grapes in Tennessee. Damage usually appears slowly; and because the pest attacks the plant below ground, symptoms are not always associated with a pest infestation. Chemical control is difficult. Here we provide information to help you identify a GRB problem and protect your grapes against damage.

Publication Number

W171-11/07 08-0051

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