Queensland agriculture continues biosecurity battle as Cucumber Green Mottle Mosaic Virus detected on north Queensland farm

A plant virus that wiped out the majority of the Northern Territory’s melon industry, has been found on a watermelon farm in north Queensland. It was initially thought the disease was contained to the Northern Territory however the recent detection of CGGMV on a north Queensland farm has important implications in regards to the spatial ecology of this disease species and also for the nation’s horticulture industry. Find out more here.

The effects of Cucumber Green Mottle Mosaic Virus on the flesh of a watermelon. Whilst non harmful to humans, CGGMV can decimate crops and often results in unsaleable yield.
The effects of Cucumber Green Mottle Mosaic Virus on the flesh of a watermelon. Whilst non harmful to humans, CGGMV can decimate crops and often results in unsaleable yield.

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