KY FY22 Grape Survey 1S.0127.01

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Before prohibition, Kentucky was the 3rd largest grape and wine producing state in the country. In 1976, legislation allowed wineries to begin operations again and, in recent years, the industry has rebounded dramatically with grapevine acreage in the state increasing from 67 acres in 1999 to over 600 acres today. According to, the total economic impact of wineries in Kentucky is $1.1 billion. The Grape Commodity Survey will allow us to target 4 pests of concern to the grape industry, including Spotted Lanternfly which is a serious pest of grapes and is, unfortunately spreading into new states from the initial find in Pennsylvania. The establishment of any of these pests would have large negative impacts on the state''s growing grape and wine-making industry. We will obtain permission from 17 vineyard owners to place pheromone traps and conduct visual surveys in their vineyards. This is an increase from the 12 vineyards surveyed in 2019 and the 14 vineyards surveyed in 2020 and 2021. This increase is important due to the threat from Spotted Lanternfly. The trapping survey is designed to detect three Lepidopteran pests: European Grapevine Moth, Light Brown Apple Moth, and Christmas Berry Webworm. One trap targeting each pest will be placed in each vineyard. Surveyors will set the traps in Spring 2022 and remove the traps in Fall 2022, visiting once per month to check the traps and change lures. During each visit, surveyors will also conduct a visual survey for Spotted Lanternfly. Accomplishment reports will be completed and submitted in the timeframe specified in the agreement and data will be uploaded to the NAPIS database. Prior Experience We have received Farm Bill and PPA 7721 funding to conduct the Grape Commodity Survey each year from FY13 to FY21. No target pests have been found. In FY13, we conducted the survey in 12 vineyards (6 in central Kentucky, 6 in western Kentucky) and submitted a total of 126 samples. We did not receive as much funding in FY14 and were able to survey 6 western Kentucky vineyards. We submitted 73 samples. The Grape Commodity Survey using FY15 funds was conducted in 2 central Kentucky and 10 western Kentucky vineyards. 173 samples were submitted in 2015. The FY16 survey took place in 2 central Kentucky and 10 western Kentucky vineyards and we submitted 171 samples. The FY17 survey took place in 2 central Kentucky and 8 western Kentucky vineyards. We submitted 116 samples. The FY18 survey took place in 10 western Kentucky vineyards and 2 central Kentucky vineyards and we submitted 197 samples. In FY19, the survey took place in 12 vineyards in 10 counties with 71 samples submitted. We also expanded the survey into eastern Kentucky in FY19. With concern over Spotted Lanternfly, we increased the number of sites in the Grape Commodity Survey in FY20. The FY20 survey was conducted in 14 vineyards with fewer vineyards in western Kentucky, more in central Kentucky, and one in eastern Kentucky to get better coverage across the state. We submitted 87 samples in FY20. The FY21 survey is currently underway in 14 vineyards statewide. We would like to increase the number of vineyards to 17 in FY22 if funding allows. The FY21 midyear accomplishment report is not due until December 1, 2021; therefore, I have attached the final accomplishment report for the Grape Commodity Survey from FY20. For every year of funding, we have submitted a midyear and final report outlining our accomplishments, demonstrating how much of the state was impacted by this survey and the number of samples collected. The State Survey Coordinator enters all survey data into NAPIS at the end of each survey season.
Effective start/end date5/1/224/30/23


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