Grapevine leaf rust

Grapevine leaf rust

Photo: Yuan-Min Shen, Taichung District Agricultural Research and Extension Station,

  • A fungus that mainly occurs in warm temperate and subtropical growing regions
  • Infection mainly affects leaves, but can also affect fruit, stems and canes
  • Results in early senescence and leaf drop, which causes weakening of the grapevine and a reduction in fruit quality and quantity
  • Can spread easily over long distances through wind-borne spores
  • Present throughout Asia, North America, Central America and South America


Scientific name: Phakopsora euvitis
EPPRD Category: 3
Life Form: Fungus

Pest Documents

FS: fact sheet

CP: contingency plan

DP: diagnostic protocol