The Next Grapevine Threat is Already Here
by Mick Winter
Jul 2000 Issue of Wine Business Monthly
While vineyardists, scientists and other agricultural experts are gearing up for a major battle with Pierce's Disease and its far-traveling vector, the Glassy Winged Sharpshooter, a team of top scientists is focusing on another threat--Eutypa Dieback. In fact, it's a threat that is already found in most vineyards.The canker appears as a darkened or discolored wood extending in a wedge shape to the center of the trunk.Eutypa is a fungus that leads to woodrot--and a resulting decrease in yields--i...
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