The Relation of Insects to the Transmission of Raspberry Leaf Curl

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1. Aphis rubiPhila Patch was the only insect carrier of raspberry leaf curl among several insects used.

2. The aphids must feed upon a diseased plant before becoming a carrier.

3. The infective agent is not carried over winter within the egg from the fall generation to the spring forms.

4. The infective agent is not inherited by the offspring in viviparous reproduction.

5. Leaf curl was transmitted from black to red raspberries but not from red to black varieties.

The first plant disease of the mosaic type shown to be transmitted by . insects was "curly-top" of sugar beets. Shaw (6), in 1910, proved experimentally that Eultetix tenella Baker was the only common carrier.

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: June 1, 1925

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  • Journal of Economic Entomology is published bimonthly in February, April, June, August, October, and December. The journal publishes articles on the economic significance of insects and is divided into the following sections: apiculture & social insects; arthropods in relation to plant disease; forum; insecticide resistance and resistance management; ecotoxicology; biological and microbial control; ecology and behavior; sampling and biostatistics; household and structural insects; medical entomology; molecular entomology; veterinary entomology; forest entomology; horticultural entomology; field and forage crops, and small grains; stored-product; commodity treatment and quarantine entomology; and plant resistance. In addition to research papers, Journal of Economic Entomology publishes Letters to the Editor, interpretive articles in a Forum section, Short Communications, Rapid Communications, and Book Reviews.
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