During the April joint meeting of the PD/GWSS Board and the PD
Advisory Task Force, the board voted to defer the vote on designating Red Blotch as a serious disease to California’s winegrape industry, so that more information on the disease could be gathered.
If Red Blotch is designated as a threat to California’s winegrape industry, assessment funds could be used for research and outreach on the disease.
Click here to read more details about the discussion during the meeting.
Click here for background information on the process the board uses for designating a pest or disease as a threat to California’s winegrape industry.