Location: Crop Improvement and Protection ResearchTitle: The role of weeds as hosts and overwintering sites for Impatiens Necrotic Spot Virus
|SMITH, RICHARD - University Of California - Cooperative Extension Service|
|DEL POZO, ALEJANDRO - University Of California - Cooperative Extension Service|
Submitted to: CAPCA Adviser Magazine
Publication Type: Popular Publication
Publication Acceptance Date: 4/13/2020
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 article for the CAPCA magazine 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. The article will also provide an overview of thrips biology and their importance as vectors of INSV.