• Deadly plant disease threatens nation's $250M rose business

    1 month ago - By The Seattle Times

    An incurable virus is causing major damage to the nation's $250-million-a-year rose business. The virus, spread by wind-blown mites about half the length of a grain of salt, has been found in at least 30 states.
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  • Deadly plant virus causing major damage to roses nationwide

    Deadly plant virus causing major damage to roses nationwide

    1 month ago - By New York Post

    NEW ORLEANS - An incurable plant disease is causing major damage to the $250-million-a-year rose business in the US. Dr. David Byrne of Texas A&M University is leading a $4.6 million multistate project to study the virus that causes rose rosette disease and the wind-blown mite that spreads it, and to find roses that aren't...
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  • Deadly plant disease threatens $250M rose business

    Deadly plant disease threatens $250M rose business

    1 month ago - By Miami Herald

    The outlook for American-grown roses is becoming a bit less rosy, with the spread of an incurable virus that's causing major damage to the nation's $250-million-a-year rose business. U.S. rose...
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  • Deadly plant disease threatens $250M rose business

    1 month ago - By My Sanantonio

    NEW ORLEANS - The outlook for American-grown roses is becoming a bit less rosy, with the spread of an incurable virus that's causing major damage to the nation's $250-million-a-year rose business.
    U.S. rose bush producers account for the bulk of that business and face a growing challenge from rose rosette disease, which can kill roses within three years. Its many symptoms include super-thorny stems and clusters of stems called rosettes or witches' brooms.
    One producer spent $1 million getting rid of rose rosette disease and some smaller nurseries have had to destroy 10,000 plants, said Dr...
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  • Deadly plant disease threatens $250M rose business

    1 month ago - By National Post

    NEW ORLEANS - The outlook for American-grown roses is becoming a bit less rosy, with the spread of an incurable virus that's causing major damage to the nation's $250-million-a-year rose business.
    U.S. rose bush producers account for the bulk of that business and face a growing challenge from rose rosette disease, which can kill roses within three years. Its many symptoms include super-thorny stems and clusters of stems called rosettes or witches' brooms.
    One producer spent $1 million getting rid of rose rosette disease and some smaller nurseries have had to destroy 10,000 plants, said Dr...
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