Review on grapevine trunk diseases management

Fungal trunk diseases are some of the most destructive diseases of grapevine in all grape growing areas of the world. Management of Grapevine Trunk Diseases (GTDs) has been intensively studied for decades with some great advances made in our understanding of the causal pathogens, their epidemiology, impact, and control. However, due to the breadth and complexity of the problem, no single effective control measure has been developed. Management of GTD must be holistic and integrated, with an interdisciplinary approach conducted in both nurseries and vineyards that integrates plant pathology, agronomy, viticulture, microbiology, epidemiology, biochemistry, physiology, and genetics. In this review, a researcher of the ICVV in collaboration with researchers from Canada and Australia identify a number of areas of future prospect for effective management of GTDs worldwide, which, if addressed, will provide a positive outlook on the longevity of vineyards in the future.

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Gramaje, D., Úrbez-Torres, J.R. and Sosnowski, M. 2018. Managing grapevine trunk diseases with respect to etiology and epidemiology: current strategies and future prospects. Plant Disease 102:12-39.