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27 July 2015 — Safety and Health

Grapevine trunk diseases. A real problem

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Grapevine trunk diseases are considered the most destructive diseases of grapevine of the past three decades and are of rapidly growing concern in all wine producing countries.

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Grapevine trunk diseases (GTD) have become a real problem during the last years.

OIV also, has started up again the work in this sense according to its Strategic plan and work program, which first action was settled down in 2006 (VITI 02/2006 resolution) but some actions are needed nowadays in order to complete this resolution about preventive measures.

It is important to underline that this topic is evaluated by several initiatives and actions developed at national or international level.

The OIV Secretariat general has wished to elaborate a document underlying the importance of this topic, the ongoing works and the need for an international cooperation.

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