Identifying grapevine fungus may help fight disease
From WSU News, By Erika Holmes, Viticulture & Enology
Researchers at Washington State University have documented seven fungal species that cause cankers in grapevines. These new findings could reduce the incidence of grapevine trunk disease in Washington vineyards by preventing the problem before it becomes widespread.
Fungi infect the wood of grapevine trunks (or cordons) through pruning wounds, resulting in cankers that enlarge over time and ulimately kill the plant.