New Resource for Crown Gall on Rose

Jill Calabro, Ph.D. December 04 2019

The National Clean Plant Network (NCPN) released a new fact sheet (PDF, 1.7MB) dedicated to crown gall on roses. This is a bacterial plant disease that is particularly devastating to members of the Rosaceae family, such as apples, blackberries, cherries, and roses.

Crown gall, caused by Agrobacterium tumefaciens, can cause gall formation on any plant part, such as the crown near the soil line, below the soil line, or even in the canopy of the plant. The swellings interfere wi...

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