Photo 1. Kava leaf showing yellow-green mosaic patterns and distortions typical of infection from Cucumber mosaic virus.
Cucumber mosaic virus causes kava dieback; the abbreviation is CMV.
AUTHOR Grahame Jackson & Richard Davis
Information (and Photos 1-3) from Davis RI (2005) Kava dieback. Plant Advisory Leaflet No. 47. Secretariat of the Pacific Community. Quality Print, Suva, Fiji Islands. 4pp.; and from Mereia Fong-Lomavatu et al. (2006) Yaqona dieback disease management: A package of practice. Koronivia Research Station, Ministry of Primary Industries, Fiji Islands. 4pp.
Produced with support from the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research under project PC/2010/090: Strengthening integrated crop management research in the Pacific Islands in support of sustainable intensification of high-value crop production, implemented by the University of Queensland and the Secretariat of the Pacific Community.
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