Grape Phylloxera and Grape Rootworm

Protect vine roots, increase vigor

Plant health starts with a robust root system.  But Grape Phylloxera and Grape Rootworm can seriously damage these root systems - setting off a cascade of negative consequences that end in plant death and lost profit.

Over reliance on legacy solutions like resistant root stocks have reduced their effectiveness and require the replanting of entire vine blocks.  This requires huge capital investments and interrupts grape production.

We can help.

Multi-year root protection

At Persistent BioControl, we produce insect attacking nematodes that kill grape rootworm larva and grape phylloxera aphid before they can damage your vineyard.

Our nematodes are microscopic worms that live in the soil. Just one application will protect your field for multiple growing seasons, lowering soil insect pest pressure and protect valuable yield.

Our product can be applied through any ground spray rig - no special equipment required. And you can apply anytime the soil temperature is above 50F.

Explore the Science.
At Adirondack View Vineyard, we used persistent biocontrol control nematodes to control and eliminate grape phylloxera. Our vineyard was infested with grape phylloxera on every leaf prior to the application of nematodes. We are thankful for biocontrol nematodes as an option since we use organic practices.
Harvest, NY

An Affordable, Long-Term Solution

Pricing starts at $200 / acre for our Grape Phylloxera and Grape Rootworm formula. Discounts are available for large orders.

Since our nematodes are persistent, this is one-time expense that will pay dividends for years to come.

Learn more about pricing.

Application is Simple.

For fields with center pivot irrigation, our nematodes can be injected straight into the irrigation water.

Alternately, any ground spray rig can be used for application. To prepare the sprayer, flush the tank and all lines, then remove all screens and filters.

Download our spray rig application guide to learn more:

I have been fighting a losing battle to grape rootworm here on our farm. I've used every chemical control available but was not seeing great results. This past summer I could easily find feeding on almost all of my blocks. One of the exceptions is the Concord block where persistent nematodes were introduced in 2012. In this block there is feeding, however it is minimal and very hard to find. Vine vigor has become exceptional and has improved to the point where I have not applied any urea to the soil in 7+ years.
Silver Creek, NY

The Science of Persistence

Curious about the 30+ years of research behind this innovative technology?  

…or perhaps this sounds too good to be true?

Discover the science behind persistence.

Cutting-Edge Integrated Pest Management

Join the hundreds of farmers from across the country who are incorporating our persistent biocontrol nematodes into their IPM strategy and recovering lost yield. With 70,000+ acres already applied, you can be confident that our product delivers the protection that your crops need.


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Large order discounts available.  Minimum lead time from order to delivery is 4 weeks.

Get Started with Persistent

If you have any questions or need additional information, we will be happy to assist. Please take a few moments to fill out our contact form. Our team will be in touch to answer any questions and discuss your specific needs.

Or give us a call at +1(512) 817-4900.

We look forward to working with you and helping you get Persistent results.
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