Bondi Junction NSW, Australia
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Tomato big bud (212)
Pacific Pests, Pathogens and Weeds
Pacific Pests, Pathogens and Weeds


  • Uncertain distribution. Many strains infecting different crops, ornamentals and weeds. Usually, a minor disease.
  • Leaves yellow-green or purple, small, curled, stems thick, erect, flower buds swollen, petals green, and plants bushy as dormant buds grow. Fruit tough.
  • Spread by leafhoppers moving from weeds to crops when dry.
  • Cultural control: use a screened nursery; remove volunteers; remove diseased plants; weed; collect and burn trash after harvest.
  • Chemical control: probably not effective or economic against migrating leafhoppers.

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