Effect of Curly Top and Cucumber Mosaic Viruses on Cantaloups1

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Cantaloup plants were inoculated in experimental plots with cucumber mosaic virus (CMV) and curly top virus (CTV) separately and in combination. CMV is transmitted predominantly by the green peach aphid (Myzus persicae (Sulzer)) and CTV only by the beet leafhopper (Circulifer tenellus (Baker)). Inoculations were made when plants were in the six-leaf stage of development. Plants inoculated with CMV, either alone or in combination with CTV, were smaller and produced smaller melons. Size of plants or melons was not affected by CTV alone. Yield of marketable melons was reduced 32% over the uninoculated checks for CTV alone, 40% for CMV, and 68% in plots inoculated with both viruses.

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: October 1, 1961

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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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