Rose Rosette Virus: Status Update
It’s certainly not new, but it’s become a huge worry to the entire rose-growing community worldwide. This fatal virus, spread by a microscopic mite, has infected almost every rose in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex and beyond. It’s brought out our finest plant people from all over America to try to figure a good work-around.
Rather than recreate reliable information that’s already out there, I’m going to give you a couple of links and let you read as you wish.
From my website
I have kept my own gardener-friendly write-up posted on my website for at least 15 months. Click to see it and a dozen or more of my photos.
From Texas A&M
Dr. David Byrne at Texas A&M is working with many other specialists from all over the country and even to Europe to study RRV. Here is a very thorough paper on their findings.
From Oklahoma State University
University scientists from OSU have put together a similar report in very great details. Click here to see the entire publication.
Finally, here is a RRV poster, also from OSU, showing symptoms and progression of the virus.