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Papaya leaf curl disease (PaLCuD) caused by papaya leaf curl virus (PaLCuV) not only affects yield but also plant growth and fruit size and quality of papaya and is one of the most damaging and economically important disease. Severe curling, crinkling and deformation of the leaves characterize the disease. Mostly the young leaves are affected. Apart from curling the leaves also exhibit vein clearing and thickening of the veins. Sometimes the petioles are twisted.
It is not seed or soil borne nor sap transmissible but is transmitted by grafting and white flies .
White fly is the major vector transmitting the disease.
The virus causing disease of papaya has wide host plant range like Zinnia , Tomato, Tobacco, and Datura etc.
Removal and destruction inffected plants is the only control measure to reduce the spread of the disease.
Checking white fly population can also reduce the infection severity.
Soil application of Carbofuran (1 kg a.i./ha) at the time of sowing and 4-5 foliar sprays of Dimethoate (0.05%) or Metasystox (0.02%) or Nuvacron (0.05%) at an interval of 10 days effectively controls the whitefly population.