Squash mosaic virus
|Squash mosaic virus|
|Species:||Alfalfa mosaic virus|
Symptoms consist of a pronounced chlorotic mottle, green veinbanding, and distortion of leaves of young seedlings. On mature plants, leaves show intense dark green mosaic, blistering, and hardening, suggestive of a hormonal herbicide effect. Infected fruit coming from such plants show a strong mottled pattern with a lack of netting on melons.
Control measures include selection of disease-free seed and cucumber beetle control.