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Management Strategies For Tomato Spotted Wilt Virus In Utah Tomatoes, Benjamin Scow Dec 2021

Management Strategies For Tomato Spotted Wilt Virus In Utah Tomatoes, Benjamin Scow

All Graduate Theses and Dissertations, Spring 1920 to Summer 2023

Plant diseases are among the leading causes of tomato stand loss in the state of Utah. Viral plant diseases are often transferred from one plant to another by insect feeding. In Utah, one of the leading viruses that infects tomatoes is Tomato spotted wilt virus (TSWV) which is spread by thrips. The objectives of this study were as follows.

  1. Determine the impact from reflective mulch and row covers on thrips population numbers.
  2. Determine the effects of row covers on the TSWV infection rate.
  3. Compare varietal response to thrip populations.

This 2-year study focused on the use of two different types …