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April 1, 2013 | 12:25 PM

Addressing the interest in Red Blotch throughout the wine industry, the National Clean Plant Network for Grapes organized a webinar on March 27.

Listen to Cornell University virologist March Fuchs, University of California Cooperative Extension Farm Advisor Rhonda Smith, and University of California Davis Foundation Plant Services director Deborah Golino in this webinar on Grapevine Red Blotch associated Virus. The NCPN Webinar includes:
• GRBaV, its association with Red Blotch disease and presence in vineyards. Marc Fuchs, Department of Plant Pathology and Plant Microbe Biology, Cornell University [with contributions from Mysore Sudarshana and Keith Perry].
• An Extension Perspective: Field observations and impact on vines. Rhonda Smith, UCCE Farm Advisor, Sonoma County.
• Testing and identification of vines and planting material. Deborah Golino, UC Davis Foundation Plant Services.

Here is a link to the edited version of questions from the audience that came through the ‘chat bar’ during the live presentation of the Grapevine Red Blotch Disease webinar.

Click here to get a list of Best Practices on Clean Plant Material from the Napa Valley Grapegrowers, which has been closely tracking the Red Blotch issue.

You can read more about the Red Block Virus in the following issues of Wine Business Monthly: 

The Impact of Grapevine Red Blotch Virus, March 2013

Insight & Opinion: On the Trail of Red Blotch Virus: View from the East, February 2013

Meet Red Blotch, February 2013

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