Rose Gall

Solutions

AVOID WOUNDING susceptible plants at or near the soil line. PRUNE INFECTED BRANCHES back into healthy tissue will serve as an effective means of control when galls are above ground PLANT REMOVAL AND DESTRUCTION may be necessary when infections are extensive especially on the lower stem and roots.

Description

Bacterial galls are plant tissue enlargement caused by Agrobacterium, a bacteria that lives in the soil and can survive long periods of adverse conditions in soil debris or within the systemic fluids of the plant.