Potatoes With Mosaic Virus: How To Manage Mosaic Virus Of Potatoes

By January 21, 2018Articles

Potatoes With Mosaic Virus: How To Manage Mosaic Virus Of Potatoes

By Amy Grant Potatoes may be infected with many different viruses that can reduce tuber quality and yield. Mosaic virus of potatoes is one such disease that actually has multiple strains. Potato mosaic virus is divided into three categories. Symptoms of the different mosaic virus of potatoes may be similar, so the actual type usually can’t be identified by symptoms alone and is often just referred to as mosaic virus in potatoes. Still, it is important to be able to recognize the signs of potato mosaic and learn how to treat potatoes with mosaic virus. Types of Potato Mosaic Virus As mentioned, there are different mosaic viruses that afflict potatoes, each with similar symptoms. Positive identification requires the use of indicator plant or laboratory examination. With that in mind, diagnosis can be made by mosaic patterns on foliage, stunting, leaf deformities and tuber malformations. The three types of recognized mosaic

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