13
Mar
10

Mailbag Saturday – starved for water…

Question:

With the recent news of a moth in Napa that likes to snack on Cabernet grapes, I saw a brief mention that Temecula was hit hard by the glassy winged sharpshooter a few years back.  Do you have any insights on the history of that event? Brian, Sacramento

Answer:

“Hit hard” is an understatement. Ravaged is more like it! Pierce’s disease (the name of the virus carried by the Glassy Winged Sharp Shooter) was (and still is) such a scare for the California wine industry that all Temecula grapes were quarantined for many years. The history if this blight is complicated, so I did what any lazy blogger would do, I searched out a very interesting article on the subject. I’m attaching the recent article published in the Riverside Press Enterprise. This article talks about what’s currently happening, the history of Pierce’s disease and what’s currently being done to control/stop it. And people think wine is easy to make… HA!!!

Click here for news link on Glassy Winged Sharp Shooter

Advertisements

1 Response to “Mailbag Saturday – starved for water…”


  1. 1 Brian Reid
    March 15, 2010 at 8:37 am

    Thanks, that is an interesting article. It is interesting to see all the effort that goes into controlling these vineyard threats.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s


Patrick Bartlett


A conversation about food, wine, and the art of living well!

Categories

March 2010
M T W T F S S
« Feb    
1234567
891011121314
15161718192021
22232425262728
293031  

Archives


%d bloggers like this: