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Rose Rosette Coverage is increasing

Posted by henry_kuska z5 OH (kuska@neo.rr.com) on
Sat, Apr 6, 13 at 23:57

I monitor the appearance of rose rosette articles in the popular press. It is getting so that I am getting a hit almost every day. This is a 2 page recent example:

http://www.dailypress.com/features/family/home-garden/dp-fea-diggin-0407-20130406,0,1202522.story

Here is a link that might be useful: link for above


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Interesting read and responses from the garden centers! Thanks, Henry.


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Today 2 new articles were received. The one just covers the recent webinar: "Many questions were generated during our Rose Rosette Disease: History, Spread And Prevention webinar. We compiled the answers to the questions asked by attendees during the webinar, answered by Jim Amrine, Jr., Professor Emeritus of Entomology, West Virginia University, and Conard Pyle's Mike Dobres."
http://www.todaysgardencenter.com/article/33702/download-your-rose-rosette-questions-answered

The second announcement is about Rose Rosette Virus in Texas:
http://lubbockmastergardeners.org/newsletter/April_2013_tips.pdf

Here is a link that might be useful: Rose Rosette Disease Has Arrived in Texas


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Another one today (4-16-2013). My first impression - it looks pretty good.

Here is a link that might be useful: Home Nursery is a Midwest (St. Louis, Ill area)wholesale nursery grower


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Meanwhile the big-box stores are happily selling Knockouts by the suv-load....


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No multiflora in my Fl. garden. A few own roots. Mainly fortunina. I have never encountered it - here. I keep my yard pretty contained. I rarely,if ever, do cutting exchanges. (Unless, I know the person)

I pass up 90% plus Big Box stores. I buy from known sources. Even then, I quarantine in a small area for a while. Not a perfect approach - but I have way to many Ralph Moore minis I would not put in jeopardy. Growing/ breeding roses is fun for me. If my garden was to be hit with it, I do not have a problem with culling plants.

Hopefully, Someone with knowledge like Malcolm Manners will figure it out. Until then, I keep my turnover low. No use in Mass Hysteria. People should be aware not scared in my opinion.
Regards,
Andrew


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Any rose can get RRD, it's not specific to KnockOuts. I think the risk factor for KnockOuts is that they tend to be planted in large groups and RRD can get in there and spread from plant to plant before it is spotted.


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Andrew,
Read my Ebook, it has the citations that might help you understand the problem

Here is a link that might be useful: Rose Rosette E-book


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South Carolina report.

http://www.thestate.com/2013/04/18/2730020/rose-disease-knocking-out-favorite.html

Here is a link that might be useful: link for above


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Ohio and Washington State are also carrying the nursery rose rosette story.

http://www.topix.com/forum/home/gardening/T3MKRI1GLRG6N4O77

http://www.bellinghamherald.com/2013/04/18/2971722/rose-disease-knocking-out-favorite.html

Also an article from Pittsburgh:
http://www.post-gazette.com/stories/life/garden/rose-rosette-disease-can-take-down-even-knock-out-roses-681438/

Why do I feel that it is important for Garden Web rosarians to know what is happening in "the real world" concerning what the general public is reading about rose rosette virus. Hopefully, the Garden Web rosarians are a cut above the average gardner relative to interest in and knowledge about roses. Thus, I expect that others will turn to them for their views on the subject.


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Two more today (of the same article):
Cape Cod

http://m.capecodonline.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20130419/LIFE/130419671/-1/WAP&template=wapart

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Eau Claire, Wisconsin

http://www.leadertelegram.com/features/home_garden/article_1e5acbc7-c9c8-55df-b513-5329b314d0dd.html


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I think I will stop the postings as the articles are getting too frequent. I just received one from Green Bay, Wisconsin.

http://www.greenbaypressgazette.com/article/20130420/GPG04/304200194/Rose-disease-knocking-out-favorite-flower?nclick_check=1

Here is a link that might be useful: Green Bay Link


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oh no, I thought this was contained to wild rose. :-( Thank you for the article!


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Anntn6b - I understand Rose Rosette. I've been pretty hardcore into roses for about 20 years now. I've had more than my property can handle. I dabbled in them when I was younger.

Thank you for pointing me to the article. It does a good job of breaking it down for others. In my case, I just have not had to be to worried about it. I have good fortunina -even though it is suseptible like other roses. I have gotten to the point that I do not buy a lot of new plants. Not because of rosette, mainly time. I do not fall for every pretty face when it comes to roses. I understand it can be a problem and people should be educated when it comes down to it. I just think, in my opinion, people are more apt to try roses if they are not scared of them.
Regards,
Andrew


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RRD on fortuniana

Andrew,
Last fall we found a huge and ugly witches broom way out on a cane of my very large bush of R. x fortuniana. We cut it off fast and as low as we could.

So far, I don't see aberrant growth coming up from the roots. It may be something to do with the vigor of the bush itself.

Will this extend to roses grafted onto Fortuniana? I don't know, but it's worth a try if you can see the expression of the disease when it's limited to one or two nodes out on a cane.

Ann


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Fortuniana is susceptible to it. It might increase your chances of the plant surviving because it is pretty hardy. I live in Tampa Bay so besides a few odds and ends, I graft everything on Fortunina.
I hope the plant does recover Ann! Best of luck with it.
Regards,
Andrew


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