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Peanut Mottle

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Peanut Mottle

Peanut mottle

General

  • Aphid transmitted and seed borne virus

Symptoms:

Appear on young leaves as irregular dark green islands (Fig.).  Mosaic symptoms are not clear on older leaves. Mild mottle symptoms are visible by keeping the leaves before light.  Infected plants produce only a few small pods.

 

Management

Avoid sowing virus-infected seed as this disease is seed-borne. Remove any infected groundnut plants in the field from the previous crop as the virus is spread through aphids. The yield reduction due to this virus is not very significant. Hence the control methods are not identified for this virus.

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