|KAKKAR, GARIMA - University Of Florida|
|FUNDERBURK, JOSEPH - University Of Florida|
Submitted to: University of Florida Cooperative Extension Service Institute of Food and Agriculture Science
Publication Type: Popular Publication
Publication Acceptance Date: 9/9/2016
Publication Date: 9/9/2016
Citation: Kakkar, G., Funderburk, J.E., Adkins, S.T. 2016. Thrips-transmitted Viruses Infect a Number of Florida Crops. University of Florida Cooperative Extension Service Institute of Food and Agriculture Science. Panhandle Ag e-news:1-6.
Interpretive Summary: Ilarviruses are a group of plant infecting viruses that cause economically significant crop losses worldwide. At least two ilarviruses are now present in Florida: Tomato necrotic streak virus and Tobacco streak virus. This report continues a cooperative research effort between ARS and University of Florida, and provides a timely account of ilarvirus infection to growers, Extension personnel and state and Federal regulatory and research scientists.
Technical Abstract: The ilarviruses Tomato necrotic streak virus and Tobacco streak virus are present in south Florida. Both species cause economically significant disease in vegetable crop. Control of these viruses makes use of integrated pest management approaches.