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Species Spinacia oleracea
Crop Spinach
Pest Scientific Name Cucumber mosaic virus (CMV)
Additional Info
Complementary Info
Type Virus
Pest Classification Is seed a pathway in this crop? Yes
Main literature references 3-29, 3-49
Remarks CMV is distributed worldwide and has a wide host range. Seed can be a pathway in spinach for CMV subgroup II. However, there have been no outbreaks of CMV in spinach seed productions or fresh produce productions. Seed as pathway for CMV in spinach is minor or insignificant compared to other routes of introduction. A quality systems approach in production of the seeds by crop inspections should reduce the chances of seed contamination.
Detection Is there a seed test? Yes
If yes, type of test Serological
Main literature references 3-4, 3-80, 3-86
Remarks There is an NSHS standard seed test described. A seed test using ELISA is commercially available.
Risk mitigation Can the pest be managed by seed treatment(s)? No
If yes, what type(s)
Main literature references
Remarks No references found indicating seed treatments are effective against CMV on spinach.

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