Cucumber Mosaic Virus

Key Points:

Cucumber Mosaic Virus is a disease that can infect
many hundreds of plant species.

It will cause symptoms on
spinach, lettuce, cucurbits and capsicums as well
as many hundreds of ornamental and weed

The Virus:

    • Affects a wide range of vegetables and weeds

    • Causes distortions and discolouration of fruit and leaves

    • Is spread by aphids

    • Controlled by planting resistant varieties

    • Reduce spread by controlling weeds

    • Plants that are not hosts offer a barrier to the virus

Matters of Facts #26 Cucumber Mosaic Virus  October 2005
No.26 download pdf 143kb

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