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September 26, 2010

Mosaic Virus on Courgettes

Filed under: pests&diseases — Tags: , , — TopVeg @ 2:03 pm

 The two most important virus infections of courgettes are cucumber mosaic virus & zucchini yellow mosaic virus. 

If the virus appears in the courgette plants:

  • there is no cure or treatment
  • it is spread by aphids & by knives cutting the courgettes off the vines
  • virus resistant varieties can be grown (e.g. Defender, Primula, Supremo, Tarmino, Zucchino).

    mildew-resistant-courgette

    mildew-resistant-courgette

The two most important diseases of courgettes are the mosaic virus and powdery mildew.

 

If the virus appears in the courgette plants there is no cure or treatment it is spread by aphids & by knives cutting the courgettes off the vines Virus resistant varieties can be grown (e.g. Supremo, Tarmino, Zucchino, Defender).

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