Pests, diseases and viruses

This page provides links to information on common viticulture pests, weeds, diseases and viruses, including general characteristics of each pest or disease, vine symptoms, plus monitoring and management solutions.

Tools and resources available to grapegrowers and winemakers to manage disease assessments are detailed within this Ask the AWRI article: Assessing grapes for disease.

Plant pest and disease identification can be aided by image galleries within the Pest and Disease Image Library (PaDIL) hosted by Plant Health Australia.

Grape Assess, a tool for assessment of grape diseases and disorders, can be downloaded as an app for both Apple and Android devices:

Weed pests can identified using HerbiGuide or via the AWRI weed webpage. If growers or winemakers think they have seen an exotic pest in the vineyard or in goods received from overseas they should phone the Exotic Plant Pest Hotline on 1800 084 881.