Eutypa

Dead arm of grapevine

Dead arm of grapevine http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dead_arm_of_grapevine

Eutypa dieback is a fungal disease that affects a range of plants worldwide, but it is of particular significance in grapes, apricots and blackcurrants. Eutypa affects up to 40% of the vineyards in California, and the annual loss in net income resulting from eutypa infection of wine grapes in the region has been estimated to be over US$260 million.

In contrast to current management guidelines that involve controlling disease transmission, Eden's approach to fighting eutypa is to treat the fungus directly and aggressively, rather than to simply attempt to prevent infection. A non-toxic formulation of terpenes is administered through the roots of diseased plants, eliminating the causative fungus. Positive results from laboratory studies prompted the initiation of field trials in Northern California, which have generated promising results.

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