Redington, James
November 2009
American Rose;2009Annual, p116
The article deals with his research work on the rose rosette disease (RRD). It relates that the author was awarded a research grant by the American Rose Society (ARS) to study the rose disease. It discusses the role of eriophyid mites in spreading RRD. It provides an overview of the symptoms of RRD, including the appearance of a "witches broom," and the branching off of a cane that is wider in girth than the parent cane. It explains why the bacteria called phytoplasma may be the potential cause of RRD.


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