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Powdery mildew is caused by the fungal pathogen Uncinula necator. It is the most persistent fungal problem of grapes in WA and one of the most widespread fungal diseases of grapevines in the world. It is characterised by ash-grey to white powdery growth on green tissue of the vine. If uncontrolled it can cause serious crop losses and impair wine quality.

Publication Date

5-2003

Series Number

4575

Publisher

Department of Agriculture and Food, Western Australia

City

Perth

Keywords

Uncinula necator, Disease control, Fungal diseases, Wine grapes

Disciplines

Agriculture | Food Science | Fruit Science | Microbiology | Plant Sciences

Powdery mildew in wine grapes in Western Australia

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