Bushy Top Syndrome Sanitation Recommendations

Taylor HillmanSpecialty Crops, Tree, nut & vine crops

California pistachios
Although researchers can’t give bushy top syndrome recommendations to pistachio growers yet, they’ve been able to produce some findings about sanitation.

Sanitation Recommendations

Research into bushy top syndrome in pistachios is still fairly new and experts say this type of disease makes research a little more difficult.
Tulare County Farm Advisor Elizabeth Fichtner has been studying the disease and bacteria for a few years and she was able to produce some findings on sanitation. The previous recommendations advised growers to sanitize field equipment as much as possible, but there wasn’t any research backing that recommendation.