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February 2013
Insight & Opinion: On the Trail of Red Blotch Virus: View from the East
Suspicious symptoms lead one viticulturist to sleuth their cause.
by Lucie Morton
      All Photos By Lucie Morton In late fall of 2008, I asked several clients to send wood and a check to Cornell University for virus testing of both newly planted and old vines. These latter vines were California selections of Cabernet Sauvignon which I was certain had Leafroll 3, a common affliction of vines from this era with which I was very familiar. The younger vines were another matter because their appearance was different. The lab results confirmed my suspicions. Al...
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