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HARRISBURG, Pa., Nov. 5, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Agriculture Secretary Russell C.
HARRISBURG, Pa., Aug. 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania's successful, decade-long effort to eradicate Plum Pox Virus was recognized this week by U.S.
HARRISBURG, Pa., June 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following a successful, decade-long effort to eradicate the Plum Pox virus in Pennsylvania, Agriculture Secretary Russell C.
Decade-Long Effort Makes PA Plum Pox-Free HARRISBURG, Pa., April 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania's decade-long and successful effort to eliminate a tree-borne disease that threatened the state's stone fruit industry has been honored by the federal government for its effectiveness. The Plum Pox Virus Eradication Project received the 2009 Outstanding Achievement Award from the United States Department of Agriculture's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, Plant Protection and...
BIGLERVILLE, Pa., Oct. 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania acting Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding announced today that after 10 years, the Plum Pox Virus has been eradicated in the state. The Plum Pox Virus is a disease that severely affects stone fruit production.
No Virus Detected in Any Area of Pennsylvania for Second Consecutive Year HARRISBURG, Pa., Dec.
Potato virus Y (PVY) is a plant pathogenic virus of the family Potyviridae. It is one of the most important plant viruses affecting potatoes. Infection results in various symptoms depending on the strain. Production loss is the most mild of the symptoms and "˜potato tuber necrotic ringspot disease' is the worst. Ringspot renders potatoes unmarketable and can therefore result in a major loss of income. Aphid vectors transmit PVY but it can also remain dormant in seed potatoes. The South...