Exotic Pest Reporting
Plum pox (PPV)
Potyvirus Plum Pox Virus
Plum pox (PPV) (Potyvirus Plum Pox Virus) is a viral pathogen of stone fruit trees. It is a native of Europe and was first detected in Pennsylvania in 1999.
Spread by aphids.
03/02/2020 - A Pox on Our Stone Fruit—No More!
10/21/2019 - USDA Declares United States Free from Plum Pox Virus
05/17/2019 - Canines trained to sniff out diseases
09/04/2018 - Center Celebrates the Fruits of Its Labor