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August 2012
Grapevine Responses to Pests and Diseases
Though they lack an animal-like immune system, grapevines have natural defenses against pests and disease.
by Mark Greenspan
Those of us involved with growing grapevines for a living are usually under the impression that the vines are at the mercy of our plant protection activities, usually taking the form of materials that we spray, dust or drip on the vines. Largely because we cultivate our vines outside of their natural habitat, the use of those plant protection materials is a necessity. But plants are not complete sitting ducks with regard to outside invaders. Healthy plants can indeed resist invasions of pests an...
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