In recent weeks, symptoms similar to those of Grapevine Pinot Gris Virus (GPGV) have been reported in Tempranillo, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Viognier and Cabernet Sauvignon vines.
These cases have been reported to the Exotic Plant Pest Hotline, on
1800 084 881.
Note that test results are pending and presence of GPGV has not yet been confirmed.
Grapevine Pinot Gris Virus symptom: stunted shoots.
Source: Dr. Pasquale Saldarelli, Senior Scientist/Virologist, Istituto per la Protezione Sostenibile delle Piante, Bari, Italy.
Growers are strongly encouraged to check vines for symptoms of possible GPGV as soon as possible. New information suggests that the best time to observe symptoms of GPGV is when shoots are between 5 and 18 cm long. After this time it may be more difficult to detect.
Growers are strongly urged to take the following action:
Grapevine Pinot Gris Virus symptoms: leaf mottling and deformation.
Source: Dr. Pasquale Saldarelli, Senior Scientist/Virologist, Istituto per la Protezione Sostenibile delle Piante, Bari, Italy
More information is available from the AWRI’s fact sheet on GPGV.
For any questions, contact Andrew Weeks, CEO of Australian Vignerons on 0403 520 242.