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Temecula's Fight Against PD
Sep 2001 Issue of Wine Business Monthly
Temecula growers first positively identified Pierce's Disease in the region in 1998. The Temecula Valley Winegrowers Association immediately hired an entomologist to study the situation. By early 1999, the glassy-winged sharpshooter had been identified as the vector, and the effects of the difference between the GWSS and native sharpshooters soon become apparent. Temecula growers raised the alarm and Riverside County declared an agricultural emergency. The Temecula Winegrowers also secured the f...
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