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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: BIOLOGY, EPIDEMIOLOGY, PATHOGENESIS, AND VECTOR SPECIFICITY OF SUGARBEET AND VEGETABLE VIRUSES Title: Curly Top Disease of Tomato

Author
item Wintermantel, William

Submitted to: Plant Management Network
Publication Type: Other
Publication Acceptance Date: April 25, 2012
Publication Date: July 30, 2012
Citation: Wintermantel, W.M. 2012. Curly Top Disease of Tomato. Plant Management Network. Available: http://www.plantmanagementnetwork.org/edcenter/seminars/Tomato/curlytop.

Interpretive Summary: Curly top disease, caused by viruses in the genus, Curtovirus, has impacted western US agriculture for over a century; and is a significant threat to tomato production. The two most abundant curtovirus species today are Beet severe curly top virus (BSCTV) and Beet mild curly top virus (BMCTV) but other species exist as well. This presentation discusses the viruses that cause curly top disease, including biology, vector transmission, epidemiology, and management. This presentation is designed to provide knowledge of curly top to growers, industry, and others interested in management of virus diseases affecting tomato production.

Technical Abstract: Curly top disease, caused by viruses in the genus, Curtovirus, has impacted western US agriculture for over a century; and is a significant threat to tomato production. The two most abundant curtovirus species today are Beet severe curly top virus (BSCTV) and Beet mild curly top virus (BMCTV) but other species exist as well. This presentation discusses the viruses that cause curly top disease, including biology, vector transmission, epidemiology, and management. This presentation is designed to provide knowledge of curly top to growers, industry, and others interested in management of virus diseases affecting tomato production.

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