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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Title: Premier Papaya Plantations Rescued Through Science and Teamwork

Author
item Gonsalves, Dennis

Submitted to: Agricultural Research Service Publication
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: November 1, 2004
Publication Date: January 1, 2004
Citation: Gonsalves, D. 2004. Premier papaya plantations rescued through science and teamwork. Agricultural Research Service Publication 52(1):2.

Interpretive Summary: This 'Forum' article in ARS/USDA Agriculture Research magazine provides a recap of the papaya work in Hawaii that helped the Hawaiian papaya industry recover from severe effects of the papaya ringspot virus. This virus is the most important problem of papaya worldwide, and caused major damage to the Hawaiian papaya industry from 1992-1999. Release of the virus resistant seeds of the 'Rainbow' and 'SunUp' papaya allowed the papaya industry to control the extensive damage that was being caused by papaya ringspot virus.

Technical Abstract: This 'Forum' article in ARS/USDA Agriculture Research magazine provides a recap of the papaya work in Hawaii that helped the Hawaiian papaya industry recover from severe effects of the papaya ringspot virus. This virus is the most important problem of papaya worldwide, and caused major damage to the Hawaiian papaya industry from 1992-1999. Release of the virus resistant seeds of the 'Rainbow' and 'SunUp' papaya allowed the papaya industry to control the extensive damage that was being caused by papaya ringspot virus.

Last Modified: 4/17/2014