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Species Cucumis melo
Crop Melon
Pest Scientific Name Watermelon chlorotic stunt virus (WmCSV)
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Type Virus
Pest Classification Is seed a pathway in this crop? Pathway not proven
Main literature references 4-95, 4-116
Remarks WmCSV is a whitefly transmitted Geminivirus. Melon can be a host of WmCSV, however, no references found indicating seed as a pathway for WmCSV in melon or any other hosts. <strong>Available information indicates there is no scientific basis for regulation of WmCSV on melon seed. </strong>
Detection Is there a seed test? No
If yes, type of test
Main literature references
Remarks No references found indicating a seed test exists for WmCSV on melon.
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 a seed treatment effective against WmCSV on melon.

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