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
Feb 2013 Issue of Wine Business Monthly
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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