Regional Pest Alert - Plum Pox Virus (Unit=50)
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Plum pox, also called sharka, is considered one of the most devastating viral diseases worldwide of stone fruit, including peaches, apricots, plums, nectarines, almonds, and sweet and tart cherries. The virus distorts and discolors fruit, reduces yield and shortens tree life, but it poses no threat to human or animal health. Infected plants are typically destroyed to prevent the spread of the disease, causing great economic loss to the growers
National Pest Control, "Regional Pest Alert - Plum Pox Virus (Unit=50)" (2018). Extension and Outreach Publications. 738.
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