Trichogramma controls grape berry moths in grapevine in France
  • Grape vine (Vitis vinifera)/ FR / Trichogramma vitis / lepidopteran pests (e.g. Eupoeciella ambiguella, Lobesia botrana)
  • Many chemical residues are reported in wine from conventional crops, these may cause problems for consumer health
  • Export restrictions lowering maximum residue levels (MRL’S.) have forced the growers towards pest control which is beneficial to human and environmental health




  • Technical result: 70% of pest eggs paratised is equivalent to chemical control.
  • Economic result: residue free grapes enter market at higher price
  • Sustainability (ecological, social and economical) Gains:


    • Increased biodiversity enabling resilient vine cropping systems
    • Reduction in chemical pesticides
    • Minimizes fresh water use


    • Enables worker and consumer health and welbeing
    • Promotes quality nutritious grape production


    • Supports farmers’ livelihood and value distribution
    • Improvement of financial viability
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Agroecological IPM – Organic wine growing in Franciacorta, Italy

Lepidopteran pest and soil disease
Pheromones and microbial agents