Gerbera: mottling and necrotic spotting (e-GRO Alert)

May 08, 2014
Written by Dr. Brian Whipker, NC State University
May 8, 2014 — (e-GRO Alert) The two most common viruses reported on gerbera (Gerbera jamesonii) are impatiens necrotic spot virus (INSV) and tomato spotted wilt virus (TSWV).

Problems mostly occur in random cases, but when either virus is present􀁈thrips, extensive damage can be observed.

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