Protecting grapevine health in New Zealand

Plant and Food Research has posted an update on a review by their scientists, along with scientists at the University of California (Davis), Lincoln University and Manaaki Whenua Landcare Research, which summarised information on fungi that contribute to grapevine trunk diseases (GTD).

These diseases are caused by fungi that spread slowly through woody tissue, killing the vine over many years.

They are a threat to vineyards globally.

Understanding GTDs is complicated because many fungal species are involved, in a variety of potential combinations, and these can differ between different growing regions. Continue reading