Szalárdi, T., Nagy, K., & Nagy, A. (2019). Distribution of the American grapevine leafhopper (Scaphoideus titanus ball 1932) in west Romania. Acta Agraria Debreceniensis, (2), 127-130. https://doi.org/10.34101/actaagrar/2/3690
The vector of Grapevine Flavescens Dorée phytoplasma, the American grapevine leafhopper (Scaphoideus titanus) has been in Europe since 1924. In Romania, the first populations were detected in 2009 in the central, eastern and southern part of the country. Later, the leafhopper was found also in West Romania in 2014. In 2015 and 2017, altogether, 14 sampling sites were studied in two vine regions of this area. The Scaphoideus titanus could be detected in 10 of them with relatively small abundances. During the studies, the yellow sticky traps proved more effective methods than sweep netting. To prevent vineyards from disease, we should do everything against the vector from prevention to chemical protection.