Disease:Curly top Pathogen: Various strains of Beet curly top virus (BCTV), which are vectored by the beet leafhopper (Circulifer tenellus) Host crops: Numerous plant species including many vegetables such as bean, beet, carrot,eggplant, coriander, pepper, potato, tomato, various cucurbits such as squash, cucumber,pumpkin, watermelon, etc.
Symptoms of curly top in a coriander seed crop including stunting, purpling/yellowing of the foliage, and death of plants.
Photo Source: Lindsey du Toit, Washington State University Plant Pathologist
Photo Source: Lindsey du Toit,
Washington State University