Exotic Pest Reporting
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Blueberry scorch (BLScV)
Carlavirus Blueberry Scorch Virus
Blueberry scorch (BLScV) (Carlavirus Blueberry Scorch Virus) is a viral pathogen of blueberry plants, various cultivars. It was first detected in Washington in 1980.
Fruit production and shoot growth are seriously reduced on scorch-infected plants. Scorch is transmitted from plant to plant by aphids or infected stock.
07/25/2017 - Virus vector confirmed in Scottish blueberries