SCH Number 2002041150
- Curly Top Virus Control Program
- The proposed project represents an overall strategy by the Curly Top Virus Control Program (CTVCP) for the control of the sugar beef leafhopper (BLH) statewide where the infection of susceptible crops and backyard gardens is likely. Control is performed within rangeland habitat on both public and private lands; and along ditch banks, roadsides and fallow fields in cultivation adjacent to rangeland. Control generally consists of the application of the insecticide malathion either aerially or from ground-rigs, although biological control methods (parasites) are used in some locations. The Curly top virus (CTV) is a viral disease of sugar beets, tomatoes, melons, peppers, beans, cucumbers, squash, pumpkins, spinach, vine seed and other commercially important crops, including ornamentals. CTV not only infects commercial crops, but at times devastates backyard vegetable and flower gardens. The only known vector of CTV is circulifer tenellus (Baker), commonly known as the sugar beet leafhopper (BLH).
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