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  • Tips to Prevent This Spinach Virus

    As explained in an article from University of Arizona Cooperative Extension, curly top disease in spinach can be caused by two viruses in the Curtovirus group, the beet curly top virus and the spinach curly top virus. Both are transmitted from infected to uninfected plants by the same vector, the beet leafhopper. The beet leafhoppers will leave drying vegetation in the fall to feed on new growth in agricultural fields. Those nymphs that aren’t infected…

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