Plum Pox Virus: A Serious Disease in Plum Trees
Plum pox virus, also known as Sharka, is one of the most serious diseases infecting plum trees. There is no cure available once a tree is infected. Identifying the presence of this pathogen and removing infected trees immediately is the only way of preventing the spread of this disease. Some varieties are resistant to the symptoms of the disease, but the trees can still harbor the virus and pass it on.