|FUNDERBURK, JOSEPH - University Of Florida
Submitted to: The Berry Vegetable Time
Publication Type: Popular Publication
Publication Acceptance Date: 1/23/2015
Publication Date: 1/23/2015
Citation: Adkins, S.T., Funderburk, J.E. 2015. Thrips-vectored tospoviruses in south Florida. The Berry Vegetable Time. Winter 2015:6-7.
Interpretive Summary: Three thrips-vectored tospoviruses, Tomato spotted wilt virus, Groundnut ringpot virus and Tomato chlorotic spot virus are now present in south Florida. All three species infect tomato, pepper and various other ornamental and vegetable crops. This report continues a cooperative research effort between ARS and University of Florida, and provides a timely account of tospovirus infection to growers, Extension personnel and state and Federal regulatory and research scientists.
Technical Abstract: Tomato spotted wilt virus, Groundnut ringspot virus and Tomato chlorotic spot virus are all thrips-transmitted tospoviruses and are present in south Florida. All three species cause economically significant disease in vegetable and ornamental crops including tomato, pepper and annual vinca. Use of integrated pest management approaches is helpful for control of both the viruses and the thrips vectors.