The phylloxera aphid has a complex life-cycle of up to 18 stages, that can be divided into four principal forms: sexual form, leaf form, root form, and winged form.
The Great French Wine Blight was a severe blight of the mid-19th century that destroyed many of the vineyards in France and laid waste to the wine industry.
phylloxera struck in the late 19th century, and in the 20th century, Soviet winemaking mandates encouraged quantity above quality.
Description of the Pest. Grape phylloxera is a tiny aphidlike insect that feeds on roots of Vitis vinifera grape and certain rootstocks, stunting growth of vines or ...
What is grape phylloxera and how does it affect the wine world? Find out how this American pest nearly wiped out the world's vineyards during the 1800s.
Phylloxera A battle lost and won. May 6th 2004 From The Economist print edition. THE extraordinary modern-day influence of Robert Parker, an American, (see article ...
Phylloxera is a nasty insect that attacks the roots of grapevines, effectively destroying the vine's ability to access water and nutrients from the soil.
phyl·lox·e·ra (fĭl′ŏk-sîr′ə, fĭ-lŏk′sər-ə) n. pl. phyl·lox·e·rae (-rē) A small aphidlike insect (Daktulosphaira vitifoliae) that feeds on the ...
Life cycle. Three species of phylloxera (Phylloxera devastratrix) are pecan pests, but only the pecan phylloxera causes economic damage in certain years.
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