DOMESTIC, EXOTIC, AND EMERGING DISEASES OF CITRUS, VEGETABLES, AND ORNAMENTALS (DEED)
Location: Subtropical Plant Pathology Research
Title: Ecology and management of whitefly-transmitted vegetable viruses in Florida
Submitted to: Virus Research
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: April 20, 2011
Publication Date: August 1, 2011
Citation: Adkins, S.T., Webster, C.G., Kousik, C.S., Webb, S.E., Roberts, P.D., Stansly, P.A., Turechek, W. 2011. Ecology and management of whitefly-transmitted vegetable viruses in Florida. Virus Research. 159:110-114.
Interpretive Summary: A wide variety of fresh market vegetables are economically important crops in Florida. Whitefly-transmitted viruses infect many of these crops, including watermelon and tomato. Ecology and management of some of the prevalent whitefly-transmitted viruses of watermelon and tomato is discussed.
Watermelon, tomato and other vegetable crops are infected by a wide variety of viral pathogens, many of which are transmitted by whiteflies. The inter-related ecology and management of four such viruses currently present in Florida, Squash vein yellowing virus, Cucurbit leaf crumple virus, Tomato yellow leaf curl virus and Cucurbit yellow stunting disorder virus, are considered.