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Dead-arm disease

Dead-arm disease (GB)
Synonym for the vine disease eutypa dieback; look there.

This disease (also Eutypa lata, wood rot, dead-poor disease, dead-poor-disease) has long been known in the apricot. Only in the early 1970s was it observed in Australia that it also occurs in the vine. It is distributed worldwide, mainly affecting older vines. In particular, it occurs in a Mediterranean climate (Australia, California, southern France, South Africa). The infection is usually after a rain of fresh pruning wounds, in these places dead wood zones. In the wood,...

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