Black Rot - Grapes

Asked June 20, 2018, 1:51 PM EDT

Hello, I live in Baltimore City and currently have black rot on my grapevines and wanted to know if I could get rid of it this summer?

Baltimore Maryland grapes fruit

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There is no curative treatment for black rot of grapes once you see the symptoms. Grapes are susceptible to the disease when the youngest shoots first emerge to 4-5 weeks after they bloom. Management of black rot has to be done preventatively. Begin sprays when new shoots are 1-2 inches long. You can find the spray schedule for grapes in this publication from Virginia Tech.