|Kousik, Chandrasekar - Shaker|
Submitted to: Southeast Regional Fruit and Vegetable Conference
Publication Type: Proceedings
Publication Acceptance Date: 12/15/2008
Publication Date: 1/9/2009
Citation: Adkins, S.T., Turechek, W., Kousik, C.S., Webb, S.E., Roberts, P.D., Stansly, P.A., Baker, C.A. 2009. Watermelon vine decline and other whitefly-transmitted virus diseases of cucurbits in Florida. Southeast Regional Fruit and Vegetable Conference. 20. Interpretive Summary: This report presents an overview of Squash vein yellowing virus, the causal agent of whitefly-transmitted viral vine decline of watermelon in Florida, and two other recently introduced whitefly-transmitted viruses of cucurbits, Cucurbit leaf crumple virus and Cucurbit yellow stunting disorder virus.
Technical Abstract: Three whitefly-transmitted viruses of cucurbits are currently known in Florida - Squash vein yellowing virus, Cucurbit leaf crumple virus and Cucurbit yellow stunting disorder virus. Present status of these three viruses, the diseases they cause and management options are presented.