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by Curtis Phillips | June 26, 2014 | 4:54 AM

The Department of Viticulture and Enology at Washington State University has published the June 2014 Voice of the Vine. The feature article describes a bit of interdisciplinary viticulture and entomology research. In response to reports from organic grape growers, WSU viticulture and enology undergraduate Ashley Johnson and entomologists Laura Lavine and Doug Walsh surveyed the leafhopper populations in organic vineyards in Washington. The preliminary findings are that there are a lot more Virgina Creeper Leafhoppers than Western Grape Leafhoppers in WA vineyards. Since the Virginia Creeper Leafhopper is a vector for red blotch, this should concern WA growers.

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