Wood Canker Diseases: Too Often Neglected
How to reduce the likelihood of infection
Aug 2013 Issue of Wine Business Monthly
The disease du jour may be red blotch, but the one that is destroying most vineyards is not a virus—it’s a fungus. There was a study done in the late ’90s (and published in 2000) that showed roughly a 16 percent revenue loss in 1999 for winegrape vineyards statewide relative to hypothetically unaffected vineyards. That’s a lot of cash, especially to growers who are always complaining about their inability to make money farming winegrapes. I’m usually pretty sympathe...
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