How does FIG mosaic virus spread?

Is Fig mosaic virus a problem?

Mosaic rarely causes a plant to die, but it can weaken the plant extensively and greatly reduce the fruit yield. The virus may be spread by microscopic fig mites (Eriophyes fici), which feed on diseased figs and transfer the virus to healthy trees at later feedings. The virus is also spread by infected cuttings.

What is fig rust?

Fig rust, caused by the fungus Cerotelium fici (for- merly Physopella fici), is the most common disease of figs in Louisiana and the Gulf Coast region of the southeastern U.S. Fig rust occurs only on the leaves and does not affect the fruit directly.

Is it safe to eat squash with mosaic virus?

Are squash and melons affected by mosaic virus safe to eat? “Yes,” says Nebraska Food Safety Educator Carol Larvick, citing information from Minnesota Extension. “These viruses are specific to plants and do not harm humans.

What bugs eat fig leaves?

Common Fig Tree Insect Pests

  • Carpenter worm.
  • Darkling ground beetle.
  • Dried fruit beetle.
  • Earwig.
  • Freeman sap beetle.
  • Confused sap beetle.
  • Fig beetle.
  • Fig mite.

Can fig trees get blight?

Leaf blight of figs, sometimes referred to as thread blight, is caused by the fungi Pellicularia kolerga. It is fostered by hot, damp weather. Fig thread blight first appears as yellow, water-soaked lesions on the foliage of the plant.

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