Pathogenic Status of High Quality Grapevine Nursery Stock
Feb 2003 Issue of Wine Business Monthly
Editor's Note: Petri Disease, also called Young Vine Decline, is a significant problem for grapegrowers (see "Black Goo, From Mystery Disease to Discovery of Pathogens," WBM, December 2001). Unfortunately the fungi associated with the disease are widespread and are present in some of the materials sold to nurseries. The following article does indicate that while the pathogens are pervasive, "high quality" grapevine nursery stock is less likely to be contaminated. More surprising, however, is tha...
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