Journal article

Variations in phytosanitary and other management practices in Australian grapevine nurseries

Helen Waite, Peter May, Gerd Bossinger

PHYTOPATHOLOGIA MEDITERRANEA | MEDITERRANEAN PHYTOPATHOLOGICAL UNION | Published : 2013

Abstract

Sporadic and costly failure of newly planted vines is an ongoing problem in the Australian wine industry. Failed vines are frequently infected with wood pathogens, including the fungi associated with Young Vine Decline. Hot water treatment (HWT) and other nursery practices have also been implicated in vine failure. We undertook a survey of Australian grapevine nurseries to develop an understanding of current propagation practices and to facilitate the development of reliable propagation procedures that consistently produce high quality vines. A survey covering all aspects of grapevine propagation including sources of cuttings, HWT, sanitation and cold storage was mailed to all 60 trading Aus..

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