450-620 (PPWS-10P)

Authors as Published

Chuan Hong, Extension Plant Pathologist, Hampton Roads Agricultural Research and Extension Center; Mary Ann Hansen, Extension Plant Pathologist, Plant Pathology, Physiology, and Weed Science, Virginia Tech; and Eric Day, Extension Entomologist, Entomology, Virginia Tech

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Rose rosette disease (RRD), a disease believed to be caused by the recently identified Rose rosette virus , has been spreading through much of the wild rose population of the Midwestern, Southern, and Eastern United States for years. It has been confirmed in cultivated roses in Virginia and other states. RRD is of great concern to the nursery industry and to many home gardeners because it is known to be lethal to the wild multiflora rose (Rosa multiflora), and it is potentially lethal to many ornamental rose species and cultivars. It has long been known that the eriophyid mite, Phyllocoptes fructiphilus, spreads the disease, but the likely viral pathogen was only recently identified.

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Issued in furtherance of Cooperative Extension work, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Virginia State University, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture cooperating. Edwin J. Jones, Director, Virginia Cooperative Extension, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg; M. Ray McKinnie, Administrator, 1890 Extension Program, Virginia State University, Petersburg.

Publication Date

September 17, 2012