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Pierce's Disease
Pierce's Disease
Publication Number: 21600
Copyright Date: 2001
Length: 20 pp.
Language: English
ISBN-13: 978-1-60107-354-9
Author: L VARELA, R SMITH, P PHILLIPS
Inventory Type: Paperback
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This publication covers the symptoms of Pierce’s disease and offers strategies for management. Included is a description of Pierce’s disease incidence in the various grape growing regions of California; descriptions of the four major insect vectors that spread the disease causing bacterium Xylella fastidiosa; and the role that alternative host plants play as a reservoir of the bacteria. Also included is information on the pattern of spread in vineyards by the different vectors; how to monitor the vectors; and a description of management strategies you can use in your vineyard. Illustrated with 4 tables and 21 color photographs.