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Scouting and Sampling for Little Cherry Disease

Tips on scouting and sampling for X-disease and Little cherry disease which cause small, pale unmarketable fruit in cherries. By WSU Extension, OSU Extension and the Good Fruit Grower. Funding provided by a grant from the Washington Tree Fruit Research Commission. Published June 17, 2020.

For more information and support materials, see

X-disease Phytoplasma and Little Cherry Virus Scouting and Sampling Guide

X-disease phytoplasma (Western X)

Little Cherry Virus


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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