Cucumber green mottle mosaic virus
Biosecurity measures: cucumber green mottle mosaic virus
If you suspect the presence of cucumber green mottle mosaic virus on your property, call the hotline on 1800 084 881.
Farm biosecurity plan
If you grow cucurbits on your property you must have an approved biosecurity plan.
A plan should include all of the following measures:
- restrict access by farm visitors
- put up signs at the entrances to your property asking people not to enter
- use foot baths
- clean and disinfect tools and machinery
- sterilise vehicles, equipment, plant trays, tools, foot wear and personal items
- dispose of suspect plants and crop residues on site by burning or deep burial
- remove weeds that may harbour viruses in and around cucurbit crops
- develop a biosecurity kit for your farm.
How to develop a biosecurity kit and plan
Go to the Farm Biosecurity website for information and tools to help you develop a biosecurity kit and plan for your property.
If you need help developing your plan contact NT Farmers.
Restrictions on moving plants, seeds and soil
You must get approval to move any cucurbit-related material including soil, plants, seeds, seedlings and tissue culture.
Contact the Exotic Plant Pest Hotline on 1800 084 881 for information and advice.
Honey bees and CGMMV transmission
The findings of how honey bees move CGMMV are recorded in the research project - Understanding and managing the role of honey bees in CGMMV epidemiology.
For more information about the project go to the HortInnovation Australia website.
Last updated: 24 November 2021
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