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Grapevine red blotch virus (GRVB) is one of about 80 viruses infecting wine grapes worldwide. It may affect fruit ripening and thus impact the quality of finished wines. GRBV incidence increased from two to 10 times annually ...
Vaughn Walton is an entomologist with Oregon State University’s Department of Horticulture and also a core researcher with the Oregon Wine Research Institute. He works with vineyardists who are growing grapes for this area’s ...
Multiple biological control agents target SWD, including predators, parasitoids, nematodes and microorganisms such as fungi and bacteria. Predators ambush and eat SWD, removing a substantial portion of them from the production system.
Commercial fruit growers use trapping to monitored for adult SWD in fields and field borders. They monitor other fruits for infestation using a fruit dunk flotation technique.