DOMESTIC, EXOTIC, AND EMERGING DISEASES OF CITRUS, VEGETABLES, AND ORNAMENTALS (DEED)
Location: Subtropical Plant Pathology Research
Title: Expansion of Groundnut ringspot virus host and geographic ranges in solanaceous vegetables in peninsular Florida
Submitted to: Plant Health Progress
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: June 27, 2011
Publication Date: July 25, 2011
Citation: Webster, C.G., Turechek, W., Mellinger, C.H., Frantz, G., Roe, N., Yonce, H., Vallad, G.E., Adkins, S.T. 2011. Expansion of Groundnut ringspot virus host and geographic ranges in solanaceous vegetables in peninsular Florida. Plant Health Progress. DOI: 10.1094/PHP-2011-0725-01-BR.
Interpretive Summary: Three additional solanaceous vegetable crops (pepper, tomatillo and eggplant) are reported as hosts for Groundnut ringspot virus, recently identified in tomato in Florida. The virus is also reported from two additional Florida counties.
This report provides a timely account of Groundnut ringspot virus infection of additional hosts (pepper, tomatillo and eggplant) and in additional locations to growers, Extension personnel, crop consultants, and state and Federal regulatory and research scientists.