Beet western yellows can cause heavy losses in sugarbeet
Robert T. Lewellen, University of California
Irvin O. Skoyen, U.S. Agricultural Research Station
California Agriculture 38(1):4-5. DOI: 10.3733/ca.v038n01p4.
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Virus yellows disease of sugarbeet is caused by a complex of aphid transmitted viruses. The three most important components of this complex in California are beet yellows virus (BYV), beet western yellows virus (BWYV), and beet mosaic virus. Each component is distinct and has unique virus particle structure, vector characteristics, and host range.
Robert T. Lewellen is Research Geneticist, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) - ARS and Associate in the University of California Agricultural Experiment Station, stationed at the U.S. Agricultural Research Station, Salinas, California. Irvin O. Skoyen is Agronomist, USDA - ARS. stationed at the U.S. Agricultural Research Station, Salinas, California.
The authors thank Chester Kiaha for growing and harvesting the Salinas tests.