Cucumber green mottle mosaic virus (CGMMV)

Learn how to identify this damaging virus and what measures help prevent it from entering crops. Also, see ways to reduce its spread and how you can prevent a recurrence.

Cucumber green mottle mosaic virus (CGMMV) has become a persistent problem for some cucumber nurseries in the UK.

The number of affected nurseries is increasing as the disease can spread rapidly through a crop, reducing yields by up to 25%.

Biology and symptoms of CGMMV

How you can spot the virus and understand its development.

Learn more about the biology and symptoms

Controlling CGMMV

A comprehensive look at best practice across a range of disease control methods, including plant handling, hygiene and end of crop clean-up.

Information on how to control CGMMV

Useful links

Protected Edibles Crop Walkers’ Guide

Download the PDF of the biology and control of CGMMV

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The content for these web pages was authored for AHDB by Derek Hargreaves.

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Dark patches and leaf blisters caused by cucumber green mottle mosaic virus. Image courtesy of Derek Hargreaves
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