Grapevine Leafroll Viruses Project

Posted Apr 9th, 2019 in Virus

Grapevine Leafroll Viruses Project

Research Update from Summerland Research & Development Center Wine Grape Research. Tom Lowery and Jose Úrbez-Torres, Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada. January 2019

Grapevine Leafroll Viruses Project 

Tom Lowery and Jose Úrbez-Torres of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada discuss Leafroll 3 (GLRaV-3) and insects known to spread the disease including grape mealybug, and cottony maple scale. The research being done in this multi-year study plan to determine the positive and negative effects of insecticides on Leafroll management. 

Tom Lowery and Jose Úrbez-Torres are also appealing to growers who are willing to participate in the research. 

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