Grapevine trunk diseases (GTDs)

Endophytic fungi from symptomatic and asymptomatic plants both in nursery plants and from vineyard are isolated. Identification of fungi is carried out by classical microbiology and molecular methods. The occurrence of different fungal species is analysed according to grapevine cultivar, age of plants and the applied canopy management techniques.

 

Artificial infection of grapevine with GTD associated pathogens (Photo: Dr. Karácsony Zoltán)