Lettuce Big Vein Virus

LBVV

Description:

A viral disease that causes slow growth and large transparent, yellow to white bands along the leaf veins. The leaves may be thicker and more crinkled and the hearts smaller than usual.

Species Affected:

Lettuce.

Biology:

Favoured by wet weather

Life Cycle:

Origin and History:

Distribution:

Most severe on heavy wet soils.

Significance:

Management and Control:

Don't plant in infected areas.
Rotation and pesticides don't provide control.

Related and Similar Species:

References:

1291

Acknowledgments:

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