Location: Crop Improvement and Protection ResearchTitle: Assessing the impact of weeds as reservoirs for INSV
|DEL POZO, ALEJANDRO - University Of California - Cooperative Extension Service|
|SMITH, RICHARD - University Of California - Cooperative Extension Service|
Submitted to: Meeting Abstract
Publication Type: Other
Publication Acceptance Date: 4/15/2020
Publication Date: N/A
Technical Abstract: Western flower thrips (Frankliniella occidentalis) is the primary insect vector for Impatiens necrotic spot virus (INSV), a prevalent disease affecting lettuce production in the Salinas Valley. This seminar will review the current research currently being conducted on thrips and INSV in the Salinas Valley, with a focus on identifying secondary host plant reservoirs for INSV and their impact on commercial lettuce production.