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Julie

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TYLCV question
« on: February 13, 2021, 09:23:57 PM »
All of my tomato plants are infected with TYLCV (tomato yellow leaf curl virus). However they are still producing delicious tomatoes on the growth from before they were infected, so I havenít removed them yet. My question is, Iíve read that TYLCV can also infect eggplants and peppers, which I have nearby. Should I remove the tomatoes right away to avoid infecting my peppers and eggplants or does TYLCV rarely infect eggplants and peppers?

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Re: TYLCV question
« Reply #1 on: February 13, 2021, 10:59:35 PM »
Have you checked to see if the varieties of eggplant and pepper that you are growing are resistant to the virus? I believe that the virus is transmitted by sap sucking insects, and would have assumed that the other solanums would have already been infected unless they were only recently planted.
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Re: TYLCV question
« Reply #2 on: February 14, 2021, 10:38:00 AM »
No they are not resistant. However the peppers and eggplant donít have any symptoms.