GardenDrumWatermelon seed alert!

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Australia Quarantine Warning – watermelon seeds contaminated with cucumber green mottle mosaic virus (CGMMV) have got into Australia, with several melon farms in the Northern Territory confirmed as having the virus. CGMMV is widespread around the world and is a very serious disease in the curcurbit family. It is suspected that the virus is seed borne but it’s not yet known how the seeds came in or how many there are.

Cucumber Mottle Mosaic Virus Leaf mottling – image courtesy of Barry Conde NT Department of Primary Industry and Fisheries

Cucumber Mottle Mosaic Virus Leaf mottling – image courtesy of Barry Conde NT Department of Primary Industry and Fisheries

For more information about CGMMV, click here.

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