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When Beetles Attack: X. arvicola in the Vineyards of La Rioja, Spain

Photo By Gilles San Martin from Namur, Belgium (Xylotrechus arvicola) [CC-BY-SA-2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

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

Photo from the Pests and Diseases Image Library:
http://old.padil.gov.au/pbt/files/uall/GP_lifecycle_from_Granett_et_al_2001_paper.jpg

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…