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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Title: Crinkle Disease

Authors
item Gent, David
item Bull, Carolee

Submitted to: Compendium on Hop Diseases and Pests
Publication Type: Book / Chapter
Publication Acceptance Date: June 15, 2008
Publication Date: May 15, 2009
Citation: Gent, D.H., Bull, C.T. 2009. Crinkle Disease. In: Mahaffee, W.F., Pethybridge, S.J., Gent, D.H., editors. Compendium of Hop Diseases and Pests. St. Paul, MN: APS Press. p 54.

Interpretive Summary: Crinkle disease of hop was first described in Europe in 1930, and subsequent reports of the disease appear in literature published in the 1960s and 1970s. The disease appears to be of little importance in most regions of hop production, although crinkle disease was listed among the most important diseases of hop in Poland in the 1960s. A review of the body of knowledge on this disease is presented.

Technical Abstract: Crinkle disease of hop was first described in Europe in 1930, and subsequent reports of the disease appear in literature published in the 1960s and 1970s. The disease appears to be of little importance in most regions of hop production. A fastidious rickettsia-like organism (RLO) is thought to cause crinkle disease, although definitive evidence for the casual agent is lacking because the presumptive pathogen has not been grown in axenic culture. A review of the body of knowledge on this disease is presented.

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