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Sounding the Alarm on Leafroll Disease

June 2007
 
by Jim Gordon
 
California's senior viticulture advisor, the man charged with outreach to growers around the state, believes that an infection currently spreading in vineyards is potentially a bigger problem than the phylloxera/rootstock fiasco of the 1990s. The infection is leafroll disease.
 

 
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