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California Vine Disease

Synonymous with the vine disease Pierce Disease; look there.

The dangerous Rebstock disease (PD for short) was first discovered in Southern California in 1880, when 20,000 hectares of vineyards were destroyed in five years. It is also known as California Vine Disease, Mysterious Disease or Anaham Disease (because it is common to Anaham in California). At this time the plant pathologist Newton B. Pierce (1856-1916) moved to California. Because of his services to her research, she was named after him. From 1933 to 1940 the most widespread was in California Central Valley, from where they spread across the south of the United States. Mexico and spread to Central America.

In the United States, the entire southern belt is from California in the west over Texas to Florida affected on the east coast. At the end of the 1990s, this disease increased again. US Vice President Al Gore approved emergency aid of $ 36 million in late 2000 and declared a (agricultural) state of emergency for California. In 2014, PD caused a loss of $ 104 million to the California wine industry. The disease does not yet occur in Europe. That probably prevents the cooler climate a spread to the north. If it is through the climate Change however,...

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