Virus Diseases of Farm and Garden Crops


GROWERS of many crops are becoming more and more aware of the ravages of virus diseases in field, garden, glasshouse and nursery. Acute observation, beginning nearly two centuries ago, led to the localization of seed-potato production in various places where spread of viruses is low because of relative freedom from their insect transmitters. Control of raspberry and strawberry viruses is now being approached along similar lines, with the separation of susceptible and tolerant varieties as a very practical background. Dahlia growers are alarmed at the incidence of virus in their stocks, and are resolved to maintain the vigour of their ornamental clones by the elimination of such maladies. Gardeners are themselves asking for virus-free shallots.

Virus Diseases of Farm and Garden Crops

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GRAINGER, J. Virus Diseases of Farm and Garden Crops. Nature 157, 425 (1946) doi:10.1038/157425a0

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