Sugarcane streak mosaic

Sugarcane mosaic virus affected plant. Image SRA

Can cause significant yield loss.


  • Irregular mottled green pattern on leaves.
  • Symptoms are more easily seen in young leaves, and tend to fade as the leaves age.


  • Infected planting material.
  • Transmitted by aphids that feed on infected plants.
  • Knives used on infected plants may also spread the disease.

High priority pest of: Sugarcane

Scientific name: Sugarcane streak mosaic virus (Unassigned)
EPPRD Category: 4
Life Form: Virus

Pest Documents

FS: fact sheet

CP: contingency plan

DP: diagnostic protocol