Daily Wine News: Phylloxera Found in WA

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Closeup of phylloxera on a leaf. (Wikimedia)

Closeup of phylloxera on a leaf. (Wikimedia)

In Wine-Searcher, W. Blake Gray reports that phylloxera has been found for the first time in Washington’s Walla Walla Valley.

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