|2018 ASVO Seminar; Frontline pest and disease management for healthy vineyards|
|Grapevine viruses and other future threats
Dr Fiona Constable, Victorian Dept. of Environment and Primary Industries
|An overview of the virus and virus -like diseases of grapevines
Virus and virus-like diseases can reduce production, quality and yield of grapevine budwood and fruit, and sometimes cause vine mortality. Our knowledge of the virus species and strains that can infect grapevines has expanded with advances in molecular sequencing technology. There are now more than 70 known viruses and more than 10 phytoplasmas that are known to infect grapevines worldwide. An overview of the grapevine viruses and phytoplasmas and their importance to Australian viticulture will be presented.