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WSU – OSU Webinar Videos: Scouting and Sampling for Little Cherry and its Vectors

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Webinars hosted by Ashley Thompson, OSU, Matthew Whiting and Bernardita Sallato, WSU. Edited by Bernardita Sallato.

Description: Scott Harper and Tianna DuPont discuss scouting and sampling for X Phytoplasma and Little Cherry Virus including recognizing symptoms, what to sample, where and when to sample (Video part 1). Tobin Northfield shares scouting methods for the leafhopper vectors of X Phytoplasma (Video part 2). The videos were recorded during the WSU-OSU webinar session Scouting and Sampling for Little Cherry and its Vectors on May 22, 2020.

Video 1: Scouting and Sampling for Little Cherry

Video 2: X disease: Sampling for leafhoppers


Tianna Dupont, WSU Extension (509) 293-8758

Bernardita Sallato, WSU Extension (509) 439-8542

Ashley Thomson, OSU Extension (541) 296-5494

Karen Lewis, WSU Extension (509) 760-2263

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Little Cherry Virus

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Another Bad Year for Little Cherry Disease

Western X Questions and Answers: What do we know? What do we not know?

BMPs for tree removal for X disease and Little Cherry Virus infected trees

Little Cherry Disease Eligible for Tree Assistance Program

LCD Task Force Rolls Out New Online Form to Streamline Testing

Cherry Prunus spp. X-Disease articles may only be republished with prior author permission © Washington State University. Republished articles with permission must include: “Originally published by Washington State Tree Fruit Extension at” along with author(s) name, and a link to the original article.

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