Laurel Wilt Disease Overview — Impact in Florida and Threat to California
A group of Florida researchers shared their Laurel Wilt Disease research with California avocado growers in a series of seminars in Fallbrook, Ventura and San Luis Obispo. Following are highlights from their presentations.
Laurel Wilt Disease Basics for Avocado Growers
Raffaela lauricola, the causal agent of laurel wilt disease (LWD) is a devastating pathogen that has the potential to greatly impact the California avocado industry. Laurel wilt is a vascular wilt disease that has led to substantial mortality on trees in the Lauraceae family since it was first found in the southeastern United States in 2004.