- Author: Olivia Pisano
The following are some main points that can be taken away from the presentation:
- Grapevine Red Blotch associated Virus (GRBaV) is a causal agent of Red Blotch disease
- Symptoms vary, so Red Blotch is very difficult to diagnose by sight only. Dr. Fuchs recommends having vines tested, as the testing methods are much more accurate.
- It is nearly impossible to make accurate assumptions on a vector for the virus, but there is a study showing that the Virginia Creeper Leafhopper is a potential vector in Greenhouse settings.
- There are still many questions that need to be answered.
This presentation demonstrates the most current information on Red Blotch Disease and GRBaV, so if you weren’t able to attend any of the talks a few weeks ago, I highly recommend you watch the recording of the talk at UC Davis.