Chilli leaf curl
Chilli leaf curl disease is important and causes heavy losses in the yield and quality of fruits. In the initial stages of growth resulting in no fruit formation. In case any fruit is formed that remain deformed and undersized.
- Curling of the leaves, and thickening and swelling of veins.
- Abaxial and adaxial curling of leaves accompanied by puckering and blistering of interveinal areas and thickening and swelling of veins.
- Stunted plant growth due to shortened internodes and leaves greatly reduced in size.
- Flower buds abcise before attaining full size and anthers do not contain pollen grains.
Upward curling of leaves Reduced leaf size
Causal organism: Gemini virus, Begomo virus
Transmission:Bamici tabaci, grafting.
Host range: Annual and Perennial plants.
Submitted by naipagropediaraichur on Fri, 16/03/2012 - 12:41