European Grapevine Moth

European Grapevine Moth

European Grapevine Moth (EGVM) Resources

EGVM Harvest Information

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Signups are now open for the European Grapevine Moth Program at USDA, Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS). 

Signups  accepted until May 4, 2012.  

Eligible farmers are those located within 500 meters of a recorded trapping of EGVM. Treatment options available for financial assistance under this program are the use of chemicals compatible with the IPM system approved for EGVM. Financial assistance can be offered to implement Integrated Pest Management practices for up to 3 years. Producers within 500 meters of a Sonoma County find should contact the Petaluma Field Office. Those people who have previously applied for funds should contact the office to confirm they have a contract that covers this year’s treatment. If you have not applied in the past for funding, please contact the office to apply. 

The NRCS Grapevine Moth Program information is now online at the following address:

Here are some Frequently Asked Questions:

* 2012 Cost Share rate is $68.62 per acre for all growers
* Cost share will be paid on treatments that follow UC recommendations & County Ag Commissioner requirements
* Growers must be within 500 meters of a EGVM find
* Cost share is for treatment in the 2012 crop year
* Payment is made at the end of the year once all treatments have been completed
* Payment is per acre, per year. It does not change based on the number of times you are required to treat
* Copies of Spray Reports will be required as documentation for payment processing
Please contact the Petaluma NRCS Field Office at: (707) 794-1242 x 125 (Heather) or x 113 (Jennifer).


Workshop: Sonoma County EGVM Eradication Program ~ 2012 

Santa Rosa Veterans Memorial Building – 1351 Maple Avenue

April 5, 2012, 9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. No RSVP required!

Information will be provided on treatment, biology, control, and regulation and deregulation for EGVM. (Agenda available on Ag Commission website) 

Reminder: Compliance agreements for growers, haulers and wineries, with exhibits dated prior to August 1, 2011, need to be updated. Please see Compliance Agreements on our website for more details. 

Thank you for your cooperation!

EGVM 2012 Program Update

European Grapevine Moth (EGVM) quarantine boundaries have been reduced from a 5 mile buffer around EGVM find sites to a 3 mile buffer. As a result of this roll-back, some Sonoma County growers who were in quarantine in 2011, will no longer be under quarantine!  We will be updating the maps on our site as soon as the boundary is finalized by the state.  At this point in the year, quarantine regulations are the same as they were during the 2011 harvest season.

It is the goal of the Agricultural Commissioner’s Office to have the European Grapevine Moth eradicated from Sonoma County. To achieve this goal, growers within 500 meters of a previous EGVM find need to continue to treat their vineyards in 2012 as follows:

Vineyards within 500 meters of an EGVM find need to be treated with an approved pesticide for the first and second generations.  Additional finds in 2012 would also require treatments for the first and second generations.  Maps of the 500 meter areas may be found here:

Mating disruption will only be used in those areas within 500 meters of an EGVM find if they are within 3 miles of a find in Napa County. Only two 500 meter areas fall in this category, one on the border with Napa County off Petrified Forest Road, and one off Highway 128 near Franz Valley Road. We will be directly notifying the growers in these areas. Our treatment outreach coordinator, Shelly Mochizuki, is assisting with the EGVM program and will be contacting growers in the treatment areas.

Those quarantined portions of Sonoma County that are more than approximately 3 miles from a Napa County find site, will be eligible for removal from the quarantine at the end of 2012 (after the 2012 grape harvest), if no moths are found in 2012. As a result, traps will be placed at a density of 100 traps per square mile within the 500 meter treatment areas in those parts of the county.

Our website at will be updated throughout the season, please sign up on eSuscribe for “What’s New” to receive notices of changes to the website. 

2012 European Grapevine Moth Trapping

The Sonoma County Agricultural Commissioner’s Office is once again coordinating the local trapping survey for the European Grapevine Moth (EGVM). The California Department of Agriculture (CDFA) will continue to assist us with trapping in the northern and northwestern portions of our county. The 2012 EGVM trapping season began on February 14 and will continue until mid October.

If your vineyard is gated, or there is any other condition which would prevent us from placing traps on your property, please call Gayle Carter or Alexis Ramey at (707) 565-2371, or email us at

Sonoma County Ag Commissioner's office appreciates your continued support and assistance with this important program.

Sonoma County Ag Commission EGVM Harvest Time Information

EGVM Protocol for Grape Spills Within Sonoma County

Sonoma County Ag Commission EGVM page

Sonoma County Ag Commission What's New

Sonoma County Ag Commission EGVM Quarantine Regulations at Harvest (revJune, 23,2011)

Safeguarding of Grapes at Wineries

Regulated Establishements, Exhibits A, B, C, D1,D2, (listed by county, look for Sonoma) and Approved Green Waste Receivers and Transporters:

CDFA Quarantine Information in California: Regulated establishments by County (i.e. growers, haulers, and wineries with compliance agreements)


Sonoma County:

California Department of Food and Agriculture:  and

Notification of Shipments of Grapes

Sonoma County Agricultural Commissioner's Office contact information:

Phone: (707) 565-3219 (message line only)

Fax: (707) 565-3850


Growers giving notification of shipments to wineries that are located outside of the LBAM quarantine area(s), please provide the following information:

  • Growers Name, Vineyard Address, and Phone Number
  • Receiver's Business Name and Address
  • Expected date of arrival of wine grapes

Wineries giving notification, please provide the following information:

  • Receiver's Business Name and Address
  • Contact Person's Name and Phone Number
  • The address of where the grapes are coming from, including county of origin
  • Expected date of arrival of winegrapes

Additional EGVM Information:

  • For EGVM Treatment questions, please contact Shelly Mochizuki, Sonoma County Grapevine Moth Grower Liaison (707) 975-8701 or



Napa County Ag Commission EGVM information on mapping application, insecticides, plant heath & boundary maps:

Napa County Farm Advisor EGVM information on on pest management guidelines, Biology & management of EGVM in English & Spanish: