Lettuce Necrotic Yellows Virus

LNYV

Description:

A viral disease that causes stunting and yellowing of plants. One side of the plant often grows larger than the other. Leaves may be more crinkled.

Species Affected:

Lettuce.

Biology:

Transmitted by an aphid, usually from Sowthistle to the crop.

Life Cycle:

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Distribution:

Significance:

Management and Control:

Destroy Sowthistle (Sonchus spp.) in cropping and adjacent area as these carry the virus.
Control Aphids.

Related and Similar Species:

References:

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Acknowledgments:

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