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Occurence of grape phylloxera (Dactulosphaira vitifoliae) in Switzerland

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  • Project leader : Dr. Johannes Fahrentrapp
  • Project team : Prof. Dr. Peter Schumacher
  • Project status : completed
  • Funding partner : Internal
  • Contact person : Johannes Fahrentrapp


Grape phylloxera (Daktulosphaira vitifoliae, Fitch) was a major pest in European grape production until the consequent use of resistant rootstocks. Today phylloxera is found mostly on derelict vineyards and interspecific hybrids used mainly in organic grapewine production. This project aims to map the occurence of grape phylloxera in Switzerland and to evaluate the genotypic variability.