Grapevine Red Blotch vs. Leafroll Associated Viruses
Registration Deadline: May 6, 2014
Event Type: Webinar
Description: Grapevine red blotch associated virus (GRBaV) was shown to be associated with red, blotchy leaves, and reduced sugar content in red fruited grape varieties. So far it does not appear that the virus affects grape production yields. Although the molecular structure of the viruses associated with grapevine red blotch and leafroll (GLRaV) are strikingly different, the symptoms developed in the vineyard can usually be confused. Due to the novel character, information on the biology and epidemiology of GRBaV is limited. In contrast, the detection, epidemiology, and control of leafroll associated viruses have been well documented. To fill this gap, our lab has on-going collaboration with academic experts working on elucidating and characterizing the genetics and biology of GRBaV. Based on the research in progress we expect that soon we will be able to make inferences on GRBaV expected epidemiology and biology. This webinar will compare and contrast the most updated information on red blotch and leafroll disease diagnostics, transmission, and control.