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Research Project: Sustainable Vineyard Production Systems

Location: Crops Pathology and Genetics Research

Title: Guide to Vineyard Trunk Diseases in California

Author
item Cooper, Monica - University Of California - Cooperative Extension Service
item Bettiga, Larry - University Of California - Cooperative Extension Service
item Smith, Rhonda - University Of California - Cooperative Extension Service
item Travadon, Renaud - University Of California
item Baumgartner, Kendra

Submitted to: Integrated Pest Management
Publication Type: Other
Publication Acceptance Date: 8/1/2014
Publication Date: N/A
Citation: N/A

Interpretive Summary: Trunk diseases (wood-canker diseases) threaten all California vineyards due to widespread distribution of the fungal pathogens. The infections are chronic and occur each year. Trunk diseases in mature vineyards reduce yields and increase management costs to the point where the vineyard is no longer profitable. Use this guide to identify trunk diseases and inform management decisions. It is not critical to identify the specific fungal pathogen because the management practices are similar and more than one pathogen is typically present. More importantly, this guide will help you: recognize the trunk disease complex as a problem, understand the preventive practices, adopt preventive practices in young vineyards, and perform these practices at appropriate times on an annual basis.

Technical Abstract: Trunk diseases (wood-canker diseases) threaten all California vineyards due to widespread distribution of the fungal pathogens. The infections are chronic and occur each year. Trunk diseases in mature vineyards reduce yields and increase management costs to the point where the vineyard is no longer profitable. Use this guide to identify trunk diseases and inform management decisions. It is not critical to identify the specific fungal pathogen because the management practices are similar and more than one pathogen is typically present. More importantly, this guide will help you: recognize the trunk disease complex as a problem, understand the preventive practices, adopt preventive practices in young vineyards, and perform these practices at appropriate times on an annual basis.