Question: The leaves on my grape plant are dying back from their tips. It looks like I might lose entire plants. I assume it’s a disease. What can I do to stop it?

Answer: That may be Pierce’s disease. It’s a serious problem for many high-quality types of grapes in the humid eastern portions of Texas. It’s spread by insects, but insecticides really don’t help much in stopping its spread. Choose adapted varieties, instead. This disease is becoming more common as more grapes are grown in Texas. Your county Extension office will have the latest information, as will the website of the Texas A&M Horticulture Department.

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