Trait Economics

The Value of Powdery Mildew Resistance in Grapes:
Evidence from California

Members of VitisGen’s Trait Economics Team recently published an article on the value of incorporating resistance to powdery mildew into new grape varieties. Incorporating PM resistance into varieties used for raisin production, for example, could save over $36 million per year in vineyard costs for raisin growers alone. This article was originally published in the May/June 2014 issue of the Agricultural and Resource Economics Update published by UC-Davis.

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