Plum Pox Declared Eradicated from U.S.

Craig Regelbrugge October 23 2019

At a ceremony held Thursday, October 17, Department of Agriculture Under Secretary Greg Ibach formally announced that the plum pox virus has been successfully eradicated from the U.S. AmericanHort was invited to speak at the ceremony, as was a representative of the Tuscarora tribe, whose tribal lands abut the international border in New York State. AmericanHort member Phil Baugher, of Adams County Nursery, also attended and was recognized for industry’s support of the eradication effort.

Plum pox is considered the most damaging disease of stone fruit (Prunus s...

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