Laurel Wilt Disease Overview — Impact in Florida and Threat to California

  • Aug 14, 2019

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.

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Laurel Wilt Disease Basics for Avocado Growers

  • Apr 15, 2013

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.

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