Location: Subtropical Plant Pathology Research
Title: Ecology and Management of Whitefly-Transmitted Vegetable Viruses in the Southeastern United States Author
Submitted to: Meeting Abstract
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: October 8, 2012
Publication Date: October 15, 2012
Citation: Adkins, S.T. 2012. Ecology and Management of Whitefly-Transmitted Vegetable Viruses in the Southeastern United States. Meeting Abstract. 1:1. Technical Abstract: Fresh market vegetables are economically important crops in Florida and other states in the southeastern U.S. A variety of viruses, most vectored by insects (including whiteflies, thrips and aphids), are established in the environment and pose relatively continuous challenges to production of vegetables and related agronomic crops. Two major vegetable crops (watermelon and tomato) and several viruses of each will be used as examples of the complex interplay between plant virus ecology and disease management strategies, especially in regions of the world with overlapping cropping seasons.