Causal Agent: 

Watermelon silver mottle virus (WSMoV)

Ring-like pattern on WSMoV infected fruit
Characteristic Symptoms:
Fruits of an infected plants have slightly raised ring-like pattern
Infected tomato plants usually become stunted.
Crops Affected
Solanaceous (tomato, pepper)
Cucurbits (watermelon)
Management and Control:
Use resistant/tolerant varieties, if available.
Remove infected plants as early as symptoms are observed to prevent/minimize spread.
Remove weeds that may serve as alternate hosts.
Control/minimize thrips population by using plastic mulch, insect traps and/or use of insecticides such as profenofos (e.g. Selecron) and acephate (e.g. Acetam, Compete).

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