Viruses Associated with Cucurbit Production in Southern Illinois

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  • 1 Department of Plant, Soil and General Agriculture, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL 62901-4415
  • 2 Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences, University of Illinois, Dixon Springs Agricultural Center, Simpson, IL 62985
  • 3 Department of Crop Sciences, University of Illinois, Urbana, IL 61801

Viruses are a serious threat to cucurbit production in southern Illinois. The most prevalent viruses infecting cucurbit crops in the region were determined during the 1998, 1999, and 2000 growing seasons to enable growers to make better decisions on viral disease management. Watermelon mosaic virus (WMV) was the most prevalent virus as it was found in ≈84% of samples over the three years. Cucumber mosaic virus (CMV), papaya ringspot virus (PRSV), squash mosaic virus (SqMV), and zucchini yellow mosaic virus (ZYMV) were detected in ≈8%, 6%, 9%, and 1% of samples, respectively, over the 3-year period. WMV was generally the only virus isolated from samples collected before mid-September. Other viruses, including CMV, PRSV, SqMV, and ZYMV, were generally first detected after mid-September and were usually found as mixed infections with WMV.

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