Plum pox spreads in New York

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Plum pox spreads in New York

Plum pox virus is threatening stonefruit production in New York state in the US

Plum pox spreads in New York

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The Niagara county infection was probably spread from another infection site in the town of Newfane, and makes the seventh since 2006 when the virus was spread from Southern Ontario by aphids.

The pox damages plums, peaches, apricots, nectarines and prunes, rendering them commercially worthless.

Thousands of peach trees have already been ripped up and burned in New York state to stop the spread of the disease.

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