n Farmer’s Weekly - Beating cucurbit viruses : vegetable production

Volume 2016, Issue 16005
  • ISSN : 0041-848X



Having ignored my own advice - given to readers in a past column - I recently ended up paying the price. This prompted me to take another look at the topic of cucurbit viruses, as I'm sure I'm not the only one taking chances! Viruses infecting the pumpkin family have always been a major problem. Susceptible crops become almost completely infected late in the season. Four main cucurbit viruses do the rounds in Southern Africa.

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