Tag: phylloxera

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…

Book Review: Dying on the Vine: How Phylloxera Transformed Wine by George Gale

http://www.ucpress.edu/img/ covers/isbn13/9780520265486.jpg Dying on the Vine: How Phylloxera Transformed Wine, by George Gale, is a highly educational and well-written book covering the phylloxera crisis starting in the late 1800s and how the world continues to struggle with the pest even…

A Closer Look into History: The Phylloxera Crisis in France and Long-term Health Impacts

Today’s review paper topic ties in issues related to viticulture, health, history, and finance.  Carried out by a group at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), this post presents a paper looking at possible long-run health impacts of “income shocks”…