Ring spot virus in papaya

लेखक : SomnathGharami

Ring spot virus found in papaya fruits is known by many names like papaya fusion spot disease, papaya mosaic disease, deformed mosaic disease etc. This disease is very harmful for papaya fruits. The quality of fruits decreases due to this disease. From here you can see the symptoms and prevention measures of ring spot virus disease occurring in papaya.

cause of disease

  • This disease is caused by ring spot virus.

  • Various insects and birds work to spread this disease.

  • The disease spreads rapidly during the rainy season.

symptom of disease

  • The symptoms of this disease first appear on the soft leaves of papaya plants.

  • When affected by this disease, spots start forming on the leaves and the leaves look small and torn in size.

  • Dark green blisters appear on the leaves and the leaves start curling downwards.

  • As the disease progresses, its symptoms can also be seen on the stems.

  • Dark green spots and long stripes begin to form on the stems.

  • These spots also appear on the fruits. These spots turn brown when the fruit is ripe.

  • Plant growth stops.

preventive measures

  • It is difficult to completely get rid of this viral disease.

  • To avoid this disease, mix 0.5 ml sticker in 2% neem oil and spray it. You can spray 6 to 8 times at an interval of 1 month.

  • Planting papaya plants after rain reduces the chances of getting this disease.

  • The use of neem cake and compost manure in the field reduces the incidence of this disease.

  • To prevent the spread of this disease, remove the affected plants from the field and destroy them.

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21 September 2021

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