Cucurbits are susceptible to over 50 viruses, a significant number of which cause considerable economic losses in one or more countries.

In this booklet the symptoms, spread and control measures for viruses affecting cucurbits are outlined. The symptoms of many virus diseases are similar and more than one virus may be present in a plant or crop. Virus disease symptoms can also be similar to those caused by nutritional disorders, herbicide damage, insect feeding and environmental influences.

This resource has been developed by the VG16086 Area-wide management of vegetable diseases, viruses and bacteria project team.