Tag: Australia

Some Don’t Like It Hot: Using Heat to Reduce the Spread of Phylloxera into Non-Infested Vineyards in Australia

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Phylloxera (Daktulosphaira vitifoliae Fitch) is one of the most destructive pests for grape vines.  Historically, it has wreaked havoc on vineyards around the globe, and nearly wiped out the entire grape and wine industry in Europe (and many other parts…