Marlborough Trunk Disease Web

Current research areas and contacts

Dion Mundy – Plant and Food Research

  • Surveys of Grapevine trunk diseases in New Zealand
  • Control and management of diseases
  • Plant and disease interaction for grapevine trunks

Marlene Jaspers – Lincoln University

  • Petri disease, a cause of young vine decline
  • Cylindrocarpon black foot disease, which causes a rot of grapevine roots and stem bases
  • Botryosphaeria dieback of grapevines

Basic information about diseases and fungi related to them


Common name Fungus Distribution
Botryosphaeria die-back(also Black dead arm) Botryosphaeria spp. New Zealand, Italy, North America
Esca A complex of fungi including Phaeomoniella
chlamydospora and Phaeoacremonium species,
Fomitiporia and other basidiomycetes
Europe, North America
Eutypa die-back(also Dying dead arm or Dead arm)  Eutypa lata New Zealand and world wide
Petri disease Phaeomoniella chlamydospora New Zealand and world wide
Phomopsis Dead Arm Phomopsis viticola New Zealand and world wide


International Council on Grapevine Trunk Diseases

Plant & Food Research

Lincoln University

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