Monitoring inoculum dispersal by grapevine trunk disease pathogens using spore traps

Regina Baaijens, Matthew Ayers, Sandra Savocchia, Mark Sosnowski

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Abstract

The latest Wine Australia research on inoculum dissemination has revealed that the seasonal spore release patterns of eutypa and botryosphaeria dieback pathogens varied between regions and pathogens. Rainfall was confirmed as the primary environmental factor that influenced the release of these pathogen spores. This article reports on preliminary results from spore traps located in four wine regions of Australia, and discusses the implications of these results on pruning and wound
protection to manage grapevine trunk diseases.
Original languageEnglish
Article numberV32N4
Pages (from-to)46-50
Number of pages5
JournalWine and Viticulture Journal
Volume32
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2017

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