Cotton leaf curl disease

Cotton leaf curl virus

Photo by Gerald Holmes, Valent USA Corporation,

  • Virus complex – including the Cotton leaf curl virus (Begomovirus)
  • Swelling, darkening of leaf veins, cupping leaves, leaf-like growths from veins, early stunting
  • Many alternative hosts (eg tobacco, tomato, chilli, radish, okra)
  • Spread by whiteflies

High priority pest of: Cotton

Scientific name: Cotton leaf curl virus (Begomovirus)
EPPRD Category: 3
Life Form: Virus

Pest Documents

FS: fact sheet

CP: contingency plan

DP: diagnostic protocol