plum pox

Plum Pox Virus is Still Nearby

Dan Fruits, Specialty Crops

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) recently announced there’s no more Plum Pox disease in the country. The disease impacts stone fruit like plums, almonds, and peaches. No other countries where the disease has occured have been able to eradicate it. And while it doesn’t kill infected trees outright, it does cause severe yield losses and greatly reduces the marketability of stone …