Southeastern Scientists Use USDA Funding to Protect Tomatoes from Tomato Yellow Leaf Curl Virus

Last year was one that many Georgia tomato growers won’t easily forget, when whiteflies swarmed over their tomato fields and left a destructive virus to race through their crop. Now having discovered firsthand the consequences of being unprepared for tomato yellow leaf curl virus, growers are turning to Georgia scientists for solutions. Researchers at the University of Georgia are working to find out more about the insect that transmits the virus, as well as some solutions that will give growers a marketable crop.

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