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grape root borer larvae on root

grape root borer larvae on root

As few as nine larvae of the grape root borer (Vitacea polistiformis) may be enough to fatally damage a grape plant with an 8-inch base circumference. They are slow killers but hard to detect. A new profile in the open-access Journal of Integrated Pest Management offers guidance on managing the pest. (Photo credit: Christopher Bergh, Ph.D.)

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