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Survey detects viruses in almond, prune, and sweet cherry orchards


Jerry K. Uyemoto
Joseph A. Grant
William H. Krueger
William H. Olson
Joseph W. Osgood
G. Steven Sibbet
Mario Viveros
Craig V. Weakley

Authors Affiliations

Jerry K. Uyemoto is Research Plant Pathologist, USDA-ARS, Department of Plant Pathology, University of California, Davis; Joseph A. Grant is Farm Advisor, UC Cooperative Extension, San Joaquin County; William H. Krueger is Farm Advisor, Glenn County; William H. Olson is Farm Advisor, Butte County; Joseph W. Osgood is Farm Advisor, Tehama County; G. Steven Sibbett is Farm Advisor, Tulare County; Mario Viveros is Farm Advisor, Kern County; Craig V. Weakley is Farm Advisor, Sutter-Yuba Counties.

Publication Information

Hilgardia 43(5):14-15. DOI:10.3733/ca.v043n05p14. September 1989.

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Prunus necrotic ringspot and/or prune dwarf viruses were found in young California orchards, averaging 20% infection in almond and prune and 4% in sweet cherry. Nursery stock was implicated as the primary source, and efforts are now under way to propagate disease-free trees.

Uyemoto J, Grant J, Krueger W, Olson W, Osgood J, Sibbet G, Viveros M, Weakley C. 1989. Survey detects viruses in almond, prune, and sweet cherry orchards. Hilgardia 43(5):14-15. DOI:10.3733/ca.v043n05p14
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