Challenges in Targeting Curly Top Carrier

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Curly Top Virus-Tomato

The insect that carries the curly top virus can be hard to target.

Targeting Curly Top Carrier

UC Davis Plant Pathologist Dr. Bob Gilbertson said the beet leafhopper never stays in one location long enough for spraying to be completely effective. Gilbertson added that the insect will also sometimes be in different locations from season to season.