Rose virus and virus-like diseases
AuthorsGary A. Secor
Authors AffiliationsGary A. Secor is Graduate Student the Department of Plant Pathology, University of California, Davis; Mansun Kong is Graduate Student, the Department of Plant Pathology, University of California, Davis; George Nyland is Professor, the Department of Plant Pathology, University of California, Davis.
Hilgardia 31(3):4-7. DOI:10.3733/ca.v031n03p4. March 1977.
Like all vegetatively propagated plants, roses are subject to infection by virus and virus-like diseases that spread during propagating operations. Studies by plant pathologists with the California Department of Food and Agriculture have shown a 14 percent loss in salable blooms of virus-diseased greenhouse roses. Similar losses occur in landscape roses. Diseased plants tend to be less vigorous and less likely to survive than healthy plants, and diseases often detract from the aesthetic quality of the plant.
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