The development of an action threshold for ants in vineyards

Project number: US E/A A2
Project leader: Addison, P
The aim of this project was to correlate ant infestation with vine mealybug infestation and mealybug parasitism in three main vine-growing areas of the Western Cape. The ultimate objective of the project was to provide an action threshold, which will enable producers to decide when to implement chemical control against ants.