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First Report of Two Curtoviruses in Spinach and Common Beet in Arizona

C. Nischwitz and M. W. Olsen

February 2010


Curtoviruses can cause severe financial losses for growers of leafy greens such as spinach and common beets. Research is currently underway to determine if these viruses are established in weeds and problematic in leafy greens crops throughout Arizona. To our knowledge this is the first report of curtoviruses in common beet and in spinach in Arizona.


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