Potato Virus Y

PVY

Names:

Potato Mosaic

Description:

A viral disease that may cause varying symptoms including light mottling of yellow and green to yellow and green spots or blackened leaf veins. Leaves may be crinkled. Plants may die prematurely.

Species Affected:

Solanum species
Potato.

Biology:

Life Cycle:

Origin and History:

Distribution:

Found in WA in 2004 and eradicated.

Significance:

Management and Control:

Plant virus free seed.
Control Aphids to reduce spread.
Destroy volunteers and control Solanaceous weeds.
Test crops for infection.

Related and Similar Species:

References:

Acknowledgments:

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