mosic cucumber

Asked July 3, 2018, 1:05 PM EDT

I planted mosaic free cucumber seeds. the knew plants are show signs of mosaic disease .Last year same problem. We were not able to grow the cucumbers. I removed the disease plants as soon as the signs of the disease . WHAT CAN I DO TO GET RID OF THE DIEASE ? I WAS HOPE[FUL THIS YEAR WOULD HAVE BEEN A GREAT PRODUCTION.

Hennepin County Minnesota cucumbers horticulture

1 Response

Unfortunately, there is no treatment for cucumber mosaic virus. Preventative measures include careful cleanup (weeds can harbor the virus); clean tools with a 10% bleach solution before using them around cucumber; resistant varieties; strict control of aphids, which spread the disease; and purchase clean seed from a reputable supplier. Read here:
https://extension.umn.edu/diseases/viruses-cucurbits