Control of root diseases in grapevine nurseries

Project number: US PP 02 2001
Project leader: Fourie, P H
The aim of this study was to carry out a re-assessment of fungi associated with root diseases of nursery grapevines in the Western Cape. Pathogenicity tests will confirm which of these pathogens isolated pose a threat to nursery grapevines. Further fungicide work (Petri dish trials) will confirm which products can be considered for disease control. In this regard, nurserymen will be able to limit their losses from soil borne diseases, by means of effective disease control measures.