MosaicCaused by: Cucumber mosaic virus
Problem Category: Viral Disease
Symptoms: Alternating light and green areas or mosaic patterns on the leaves; leaves distorted and curled; slow plant growth.
Comments: Transmitted by aphids; weeds can act as a source of inoculum; insecticides are not effective due to the speed with which aphids can transmit the virus.
Management: Remove weeds around crop; use reflective mulches to deter aphids from plants.
Control: Spray 10% cowurine -Asafoetida solution or vavilaku kashyam