Biosecurity alert: Cucumber Green Mottle Mosaic Virus

Cucumber Green Mottle Mosaic Virus (CGMMV) has been detected on commercial cucurbit properties in Kununurra, Carnarvon, Geraldton and Perth.

CGMMV infects cucurbit crops - including watermelon, cucumber, melons, zucchini, pumpkin, squash, bitter gourd, and bottle gourd. CGMMV can cause substantial crop losses.

Developing and implementing strict on-farm biosecurity strategies is critical to preventing further spread of CGMMV.

Workshops

CGMMV information sessions and on-farm biosecurity workshops for south west cucurbit growers have been confirmed.

RSVP James Dee, Department of Agriculture and Food, Western Australia, 9780 6285

Harvey

  • 16 January 2017 (3.00pm-4.30pm)
  • Harvey Agricultural College Mornington Road, Wokalup

Manjimup

  • 17 January 2017 (3.00pm-4.30pm)
  • Manjimup Horticultural Research Centre, 28527 South West Highway, Manjimup

WA detections - as of 23 December 2016

CGMMV has been detected on a commercial cucurbit property in Kununurra, on seven commercial cucurbit properties in Geraldton, one in Carnarvon, one in Perth, and in native and naturalised weed species in Carnarvon.

There is no clear indication of how the virus entered WA – possibly through a number of different pathways.

Register your details

DAFWA is asking cucurbit growers to provide property and production details to assist with the CGMMV response, and the development of management options for growers.

Information can be provided via the on-line registration form. Registered growers will receive regular CGMMV e-updates.

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Contact information

Pest and Disease Information Service (PaDIS)
1800 084 881
Page last updated: Thursday, 22 December 2016 - 3:59pm