Soil Transmission of Scottish Raspberry Leaf-Curl Disease


LEAF-CURL, is the most important virus disease occurring in the raspberry-growing districts of eastern Scotland, where it has been known for many years1. It seems to be caused by raspberry ringspot virus, which can be transmitted by mechanical inoculation from raspberry plants with leaf-curl disease to plants of Chenopodium amaranticolor Coste and Reyn. and several other species2. None of the many kinds of arthropods tested as possible vectors transmitted the virus2, and it seemed likely that the virus might be soil-borne.

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    Harris, R. V., Bryce, A. D., and Foister, C. E., Rep. E. Malling Res. Sta. for 1942, 48 (1943).

  2. 2

    Cadman, C. H., J. Hort. Sci., 31, 111 (1956).

  3. 3

    Smith, F. F., and Brierley, P., Plant Dis. Rep., 39, 35 (1955).

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