"All grapes have numerous disease and insect problems and there should be a commitment to a spray program. If you plan on managing the pruning and pest management for good fruit quality, then grapes would be an attractive addition to any home. If not, it can turn ugly fast!"
http://ohioline.osu.edu/b919/index.html (Midwest Grape Production Guide)
Here are a few grape diseases that affect fruit quality:
|Powdery Mildew of Grape (Picture by NC Jones)|
|Grape Black Rot and Anthracnose|
Just wanted to let you know about the great, commercial and home grape production as well as other fruit resources available, thanks to Dr. Elizabeth Wahle, Horticulture Specialist, located out of Edwardsville, IL. These links are taken directly from her website. They are as follows:
COMMERCIAL GRAPE GROWERS
Commercial Grape Nurseries
Commercial Vinyard Suppliers
All you need to know to grow grapes!
Midwest Grape Production Guide
HOME FRUIT PRODUCTION
Growing Fruit for Home Use
Midwest Home Fruit Production Guide
Other U of I Extension information on Grapes:
Do you want to take grapes or other fruits to the market?