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2011-12-21 08:00:00

The Agricultural Sciences Social Network Life-Sciences.net features the latest scientific publications in Agriculture. The most recently featured articles deal with the Sharka disease which is caused by the plum pox virus (PPV) and major transitions in plants during stem development. (PRWEB) December 21, 2011 The Agricultural Sciences Social Network Life-Sciences.net features the latest scientific publications in the basic and applied life and earth sciences including biology, agriculture,...

2010-11-05 10:30:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Nov. 5, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Agriculture Secretary Russell C. Redding said today that the latest round of surveys shows the state's decade-long effort to eradicate the Plum Pox Virus was a success and the virus has not reappeared. A rigorous survey conducted over the summer tested more than 76,500 leaf samples from across the state. State and federal agriculture department crews began collecting samples from 21 counties in May and finished at the end of...

2010-08-05 09:00:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Aug. 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania's successful, decade-long effort to eradicate Plum Pox Virus was recognized this week by U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack. The Secretary's Honors Award was presented to the Pennsylvania nursery industry and fruit growers, and team members from the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture, USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, USDA Agricultural Research Service and Penn State University research and extension....

2010-06-07 12:45:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., June 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following a successful, decade-long effort to eradicate the Plum Pox virus in Pennsylvania, Agriculture Secretary Russell C. Redding said it's important that everyone with an interest in the state's stone fruit industry continue to remain vigilant as the blight continues to pose a threat. Redding said that although the state and U.S. Agriculture departments are entering the recovery phase of their Plum Pox Virus eradication program here...

2010-04-02 14:18:00

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...

2009-10-29 09:00:00

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. Found in Adams County peach trees in 1999 -- the first-ever detection of the virus in North America -- the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture, the United States Department of Agriculture, and Penn State...

2008-12-09 10:41:00

No Virus Detected in Any Area of Pennsylvania for Second Consecutive Year HARRISBURG, Pa., Dec. 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Agriculture Secretary Dennis Wolff announced today that a quarantine for the Plum Pox Virus, a disease that severely affects fruit tree production, has been rescinded for a portion of Tyrone Township, Adams County. Residents in the portion of the township north of Cranberry Road may now plant and sell stone fruit trees, said Wolff. Now, less than 50 square miles of...


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2011-02-23 17:36:42

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...

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