ANLA Launches Rose Rosette Disease Website
The American Nursery and Landscape Association (ANLA) has launched a website to act as a one-stop resource for growers, landscapers, extension agents and researchers to find the most up-to-date information about Rose Rosette Disease. Tips include how to identify and prevent it, and the collaborative steps underway between our industry and researchers to tackle the issue head on. Visitors will be able to view video content, fact sheets and the latest news and reports on Rose Rosette Disease. Rose Rosette Disease is a virus that is vectored by an eriophyid mite (Phyllocoptes fructiphylus) and frequently leads to the death of infected plants. Multiflora Rose (Rosa multiflora) is particularly susceptible to Rose Rosette Disease. The plants decades long march, as an invasive species, across much of the Eastern United States has likely been the source of inoculum and is responsible for spreading the disease. The industry, along with university and federal scientists, is working to develop methods to control, suppress and eradicate the effects of the pathogen. To visit the website, go to www.roserosettedisease.com.