Causal Agent: 


Characteristic Symptoms:
     The virus causes leaf curling and chlorosis in melon plants.
   Severe infection causes plant stunting.
The virus is transmitted by a vector, Bemisia tabaci in a non-persistent manner. It is also transmitted by mechanical inoculation.
Management and Control:
Remove infected plants as soon as symptoms are observed.
Remove weeds that serve as alternate hosts.
Control whitefly population by using plastic mulch, insect traps and/or use of insecticides such as imidacloprid (e.g. Solomon®, Confido®r, Admire®, Provado Supra®), dimethoate (e.g. Perfekthion®), metamidophos (e.g. Matador®) and cartap hydrochloride (e.g. Padan®, Dimo®, Vegetox®).



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