Photo 1. Galls on the midrib or larger veins of the leaf are the first sign of infection from Sugarcane Fiji disease virus.
Photo 3. Leaflets infected by Sugarcane Fiji disease virus are short, stiff and green and have a "bitten-off" appearance, as if chewed by cattle.
Photo 4. The plant on the right has a witches' broom appearance from infection by Sugarcane Fiji disease virus.
Fiji disease of sugarcane
Sugarcane Fiji disease fijivirus; the abbreviation is FDV.
AUTHORS Helen Tsatsia & Grahame Jackson
Information from CABI (2012) Fiji disease virus Crop Protection Compendium. (http://www.cabi.org/cpc/). Photo 1 Bureau of Sugar Experimental Stations, Australia.
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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