grape phylloxera


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grape phylloxera

n.
See phylloxera.
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The EU will also pay close attention to the effective implementation of the phytosanitary passport system for plants and plant-based products, the registration of pesticides and controls on residues.Cyprus meanwhile proposes to maintain its demand for strict additional measures to ensure that the island is declared a "protected zone" with regard to harmful organisms such as grape phylloxera and Colorado beetle in potatoes.
Lastly, a study with grape phylloxera (Daktulosphaira vitifoliae), a phloem feeder and potential vector of these viruses, showed that phylloxera can acquire GLRaVs in greenhouse transmission experiments, but this was not observed in the field.
When an aphidlike insect known as the grape phylloxera louse punctures grapevine roots to suck nutritious juices, it creates a handy hole that grape disease organisms can enter.
Most certainly, the genetic makeup of your vines predates the introduction of a suite of pests from North America, such as grape phylloxera, powdery mildew, downy mildew and black rot.
In April, Colorado State University and the CDA announced scientists have "identified about eight isolated vineyard locations infested with grape phylloxera." The owners of those vineyards are taking steps to stop the spread of the pest and eradicate the affected vines.