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Tomato Spotted Wilt Virus on Peanuts
Austin Hagan, Ron Weeks
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Pages / Length: 4
Publication Date: 04/10/1998

In the last decade, tomato spotted wilt virus (TSWV) has become widely distributed across Alabama on many field, vegetable, and floral crops. About 300 plant species grown in the Southeast are susceptible to TSWV, including peanut, pepper, potato, cucurbits, lettuce, eggplant, and tobacco, as well as floral hosts such as chrysanthemum, gloxinia, gladiolus, impatiens, and begonia. TSWV is spread from plant to plant by seven thrips species, two of which are found in Alabama. This four-page publication offers information on distribution, symptoms, virus source, and control practices; includes photos for identifying symptoms, plus a table of thrips on peanuts for surveys conducted from 1986 to 1989.