Plant Diseases

Orange growers feel the squeeze of new plague; WSU researcher contributes expertise to solution

PULLMAN, Wash. – A pandemic is destroying orange groves in Florida. The disease, called citrus greening, is also spreading to citrus groves in Texas and California, threatening a more than $3 billion per year industry. If left unaddressed, the entire U.S. citrus industry could be wiped out and, as Florida Sen. Bill Nelson said, “We’ll end […]

Cold Hardiness Prediction, Leafroll Virus, Winemakers’ Tour

Cold-hardiness Prediction Model is (Almost) Ready for Grower Use For vineyard managers, watching the thermometer during eastern Washington winters is a bit like watching their charges dance the limbo: how low can they go? You don’t really want to find out; you just want to know in advance if you need to take frost protection […]

Plant Disease Diagnostician Joins WSU Department of Plant Pathology

PULLMAN, Wash. – Karen Flint Ward, the newest member of Washington State University’s Department of Plant Pathology, will help make the department’s goal of a Pullman-based plant disease diagnostic lab staffed by a diagnostician and a data base of plant disease occurrences in Washington state a reality.