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March 2007
Understanding the Vine Mealybug and Leafroll Virus
Protect your vineyard from the effects of this harmful disease.
by John Intardonato
p.c1 {text-align: justify} Vine mealybug, Planococcus ficus, adult females and crawlers. The adage that trouble comes in threes may now apply to the Napa Valley and its famous grapevines. First, vines were plagued by phylloxera, Biotype-B, in the 1980s; then came worry over the invasion of the glassy-winged sharpshooter (a super-carrier for Pierce's Disease) in the 1990s....
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