YELLOW VEIN MOSAIC OF OKRA

Causal organism : Bhendi yellow vein mosaic virus.

Symptoms

  • Yellowing of veins is the main symptom of this disease.
  • In severe infection the younger leaves become yellow, decrease their size and the plant is highly stunted.
  • The  intervenal(area between the veins) area becomes completely yellow or white and vein clearing can be seen.
  • The infection may start at any stage of plant growth and the plants may become diseased.
  • Infection inhibits(stops) flowering and fruiting. If formed, may be smaller in size and harder.
  • The affected plants produce fruits with yellow or white colour.
  •  Whitefly is the vectoe of this virus.

Management

Application of chlorpyriphos @ 2.5ml

Use insecticides like Acetamaprid and Difenthrin

In severe conditions we can use insecticides like Pyriproxifen and Sefina.

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