Yellow Mosaic Disease in Okra/Bhindi

  • This is the most important and destructive viral disease in bhindi.
  • The disease infects at all the stages of crop growth and severely reduces growth and yield.
  • The disease is transmitted by whitefly.
  • The characteristic symptoms of the disease are a homogenous interwoven network of yellow veins enclosing islands of green tissues.
  • Initially, infected leaves exhibit only yellow-colored veins but in the later stages, the entire leaf turns completely yellow.
  • The fruits of the infected plants exhibit pale yellow color, deformed, small and tough in texture.

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