Curly top virus can take a heavy toll on tomato plants


Issue Date: October 18, 2017
By Kathy Coatney

Curly top virus has been a devastating disease for tomato growers in southern Fresno County and in Kings and Kern counties. The beet leafhopper, which transmits the virus, is more of a desert insect, and it favors arid conditions, which is why it is more prevalent in these areas.

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